MARLBOROUGH, Mass., 20 April 2012. The Department of Defense has accepted Raytheon Co.'s (NYSE: RTN) Next Generation Mobile Ad hoc Networking Waveform (NMW) into the government's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) library.
Being accepted into the JTRS library allows other companies to port the waveform to their own radios.
This represents the first time a waveform not developed under JTRS or a legacy program has been accepted into the library.
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The waveform, which powers the Mobile Ad hoc Interoperability Network GATEway (MAINGATE) radio system, was developed in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency over the last 12 years and is used in the MAINGATE family of radios. MAINGATE was developed to meet the Army's need for a high capacity backhaul mobile networking radio solution, in addition to enabling interoperability with coalition forces.
MAINGATE, with the NMW waveform, has been in operational use with deployed forces for over than two years. As demonstrated during a Network Integration Evaluation exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas, NMW provided high bandwidth capacity for communication. It has been demonstrated as a viable replacement for the canceled JTRS Ground Mobile Radio program.