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On February 17 ITT Exelis announced that it has delivered an updated
Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Bowman Waveform (JBW) to the
JTRS Information Repository as part of a $4.2 million delivery order
that also included Soldier Radio – Multifunctional (SR-M) software-
The JBW allows U.S. forces to communicate directly and securely
with U.K. allies using the Bowman VHF waveform on the battlefield.
JBW functionality enables users from both countries to work as
a cohesive team during combat operations, sharing situational
awareness information more efficiently and effectively, rather than
using separate channels to pass information back and forth.
“This radio-agnostic approach toward waveform development
under the JTRS business model provides our government customer
greater value and increased competition for radios,” said Ken Peterman,
president of the Exelis Communications and Force Protection Systems
business area. “At the same time, it also provides greater capability
to U.S. and U.K. military forces through interoperability on the
Functional qualification of the waveform in the JTRS Information
Repository has been completed. The SR-M radios delivered to the JTRS
Program Executive Office in this sale will be transferred to the U.K.
government for upcoming assessment and trials for the JBW. APDR
Joint Standoff Weapon
Extended Range will enable
aviators to attack targets
outside the range of surface-
Raytheon announced on February 14 that it completed the first test of
the warhead and fuze for the Joint Standoff Weapon Extended Range.
“JSOW-ER’s design will enable the warfighter to attack land-based and
moving maritime targets from outside the range of modern surface-to-
air missiles, a capability our aviators currently lack,” said Harry Schulte,
vice president of Raytheon Missile Systems’ Air Warfare Systems. “This
test demonstrates Raytheon’s ability to provide a low-risk and affordable
warhead to future weapon systems.”
The test in Camden, Ark., which took place in the 4th quarter of
2011, met all objectives and validated a Raytheon-funded analysis that
showed the JSOW-ER’s proposed warhead and fuze are interoperable.
Completion of the test set the stage for ground testing of a tactically-
configured JSOW-ER in 2012.
About the Joint Standoff Weapon Extended Range
The JSOW-ER is a powered variant of the glide JSOW C-1. It combines
the GPS-inertial navigation system reliability of the combat-proven
JSOW variants with the network-enabled maritime-interdiction
capability of the JSOW C-1, which is currently in production.
• JSOW-ER flew more than 260 nautical miles during a free-flight
demonstration in November 2009.
• JSOW-ER will be designed to have the same outer mold lines and
mass properties of the glide JSOW.
• JSOW C-1 is the world’s first networked weapon, and has a range of
more than 60 nautical miles. APDR
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