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Boeing-Led Consortium Signs Cost-Sharing Agreement with U.S. Government for Joint Tactical Radio System Study



ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Boeing Company announced today that a 3 million cost-sharing agreement has been signed with the U.S. Army, executive agent for the Department of Defense Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program office.
Boeing leads an industry consortium that includes Racal Communications, Harris, Lucent Technologies, Autometric, Rockwell Science Center, ViaSat and Xetron.
The JTRS vision is to improve warfighter capability by providing military commanders with the ability to command, control and communicate with their forces via voice, video and data during all military operations.
During this first phase, the consortium will develop an architecture and a plan to achieve this vision. The next phase of the program will implement the architecture.
"We are excited about this partnership,'' said Art Cohen, vice president and deputy general manager of Communications & Battle Management Systems, the Boeing business area responsible for leading the consortium. "We have a strong team with the broad spectrum of capabilities required to meet this challenge.
"JTRS is an important program for Boeing,'' Cohen added. ``It is key to achieving our vision of a 'system-of-systems' approach to ensuring timely and accurate information delivery anywhere in the world.''
Under the terms of the agreement, the consortium contributes 1.5 million, matching an additional 1.5 million from the government.
The JTRS will be software-reprogrammable, multi-mode capable and networkable, and will provide simultaneous voice, data and video communications.

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Boeing-Led Consortium Signs Cost-Sharing Agreement with U.S. Government for Joint Tactical Radio System Study