Boeing taps DRS to continue developing tactical data terminal for EA-18G electronic warfare jet

ROCKVILLE, Md., 22 Feb. 2012. Jet fighter aircraft designers at the Boeing Co., Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis needed a tactical terminal to enable the U.S. Navy Boeing EA-18G Growler electronic warfare jet to receive near-real-time threat, survivor, and blue-force-tracking data and present that data to the pilot. They found their solution from DRS Defense Solutions LLC in Rockville, Md.

Boeing awarded the DRS Intelligence, Communications and Avionics Solutions (ICAS) business unit a $7.9 million contract to continue designing, developing, and integrating the Joint Tactical Terminal-Receiver (JTT-R) for the EA-18G Growler aircraft.

The JTT-R receives near-real-time threat, survivor, and blue-force-tracking data via integrated broadcast service and common interactive broadcast waveforms over UHF satellite communications links, DRS officials say. DRS has been working with Boeing to develop the JTT-R for the EA-18G since July 2009.

The U.S. Navy’s EA-18G Growler is a variant of the F/A-18F Super Hornet Block II jet fighter-bomber that conducts electronic warfare attack missions, and is Navy replacement for the EA-6B Prowler. The JTT-R replaces the legacy Multi-mission Advanced Tactical Terminal (MATT).

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