Army chooses body-worn radios from Thales and General Dynamics for Nett Warrior program

CLARKSBURG, Md., 22 Feb. 2013. U.S. Army leaders needed body-worn secure radios to support a battlefield situational awareness initiative called Nett Warrior. They found their solution from Thales Communications Inc. in Clarksburg, Md., and General Dynamics C4 Systems in Scottsdale, Ariz.

The Army has announced a low-rate initial production (LRIP) contract to Thales and General Dynamics for the Nett Warrior Radio, which gives soldiers access to the government's classified networks at the secret or sensitive-but-unclassified levels.

The award is for 2,052 Nett Warrior radios and associated ancillaries. Half of the radios will be produced by General Dynamics, and half will be produced by Thales Communications. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this quarter. The order is worth as much as $11 million, according to a General Dynamics announcement issued last November.

The radio is a lightweight, body worn unit that transmits voice and data simultaneously with the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) -- a software-defined radio application administered by the U.S. military Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program that facilitates mobile ad-hoc networking.

The Nett Warrior Radio with the Soldier Radio Waveform application enables self-forming, ad-hoc, voice and data battlefield networks to help any leader at the tactical level track the positions of individual soldier.

The Nett Warrior Radio was developed together by Thales and General Dynamics under the Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form Fit (HMS) program, primed by General Dynamics.

"The Nett Warrior Radio provides soldiers with capabilities not previously available in a body worn radio. It gives dismounted soldiers access to mission-critical, classified information as well as a much-needed situational awareness capability that can save lives," says Michael Sheehan, president and CEO of Thales Communications.

“By providing a lighter, smaller radio capable of two levels of security, Nett Warrior soldiers will have increased agility and significantly improved access to classified mission-critical information,” says Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems. “That combination can help save American soldiers’ lives.”

Thales designs and integrates radio solutions for a broad range of platforms, including armored vehicles, dismounted infantry, helicopters, aircraft, and naval vessels.

General Dynamics C4 Systems specializes in command and control, communications networking, rugged computing, information assurance and cyber defense.

For more information contact Thales Communications online at www.thalescomminc.com, or General Dynamics C4 Systems.


Get All the Military Aerospace Electronics News Delivered to Your Inbox or Your Mailbox

Subscribe to Military Aerospace Electronics Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:


  • C4ISR
  • Cyber Security
  • Embedded Computing
  • Unmanned Vehicles

Military & Aerospace Photos

Most Popular Articles

Related Products

General Micro "Horizon" C299

The C299 Horizon is a third generation, 6U cPCI SBC module based on GMS’ upgradable CPU technolog...

RR2P Removable Canister RAID System

Transportable data storage for mobile field use aboard planes, ships and ground transport. 2U, du...

General Micro "Atom" XPC40X Rugged, Ultra-Small, Ultra-Low-Power Intel Atom™ CPU SBC

The XPC40X Atom is a rugged, low cost, ultra-low power, lightweight, Atom™ based computer system....

General Micro's VS295 Eclipse

The VS295 Eclipse is fifth generation, VME SBC module based on GMS, upgradable CPU technology. It...

ADEPT3000 Automatic Video Tracker

GE Intelligent Platforms ADEPT3000 is a cost-effective SWaP optimized automatic video tracking so...

6U OpenVPX HPEC Starter System

GE Intellligent Platforms new HPEC Application Ready Platforms (HARP) products respond to governm...

DSP280 - Rugged Dual Socket 2nd Gen Intel Quad Core i7 Multiprocessor

The DSP280 is a rugged, 6U OpenVPX dual socket Intel 2nd generation Quad Core i7 multiprocessor d...

XPedite7501 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor-based XMC module

The XPedite7501 is a high-performance, low-power, XMC module based on the 4th generation Intel® C...

XCalibur4500 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor-based 6U cPCI module

The XCalibur4500 is a high-performance 6U CompactPCI single board computer that is ideal for rugg...

XCalibur4530 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor-based 6U VME module

The XCalibur4530 is a high-performance 6U VME single board computer that is ideal for ruggedized ...

Related Companies

Innovative Integration

  Since 1988, Innovative Integration has grown to become one of the world's leading suppliers of DSP and data ac...

General Micro Systems Inc

Since 1979, General Micro Systems has been providing the most diverse line of single-board computers in the industry....

Winchester Systems Inc

At its founding in 1981, Winchester Systems introduced its first 5 MB disk system for Intel development system users....

Extreme Engineering Solutions Inc (X-ES)

 Extreme Engineering Solutions, Inc. (X-ES) is a leader in the design, manufacture, and support of standard and ...

LEMO USA Inc

Provides a lightweight, compact aluminum connector. M-series connector is focused on the design that requires a MIL-3...

GE Intelligent Platforms

Provides embedded computing solutions. Products include single-board computers, networking products, avionics interfa...

Omnetics Connector Corp

Omnetics Connector Company is a privately held, world class connector design and manufacturing company with over 25 ...

Dawn VME Products

Dawn provides customers an in-depth and broad range of system and product knowledge and expertise coupled with the la...
Wire News provided by   

Press Releases

Model INCX-4001

The INCX-4001 consists of a high quality audio transceiver specifically designed to implement a complete fiber optic intercom.

Model PS-1210

The PS-1210 is a 1A, 12VDC stand-alone or rack mountable non-switcher (no RF noise) power supply.

Model OS-3121

Optical switches are utilized to disconnect, bypass and reroute fiber optic communications. All of these optical switches are purely optical path, there is no optical to e...

Webcasts

New Design Tools That Help You Develop Radar That Sees the Un-seeable and Detects the Undetectable

Xilinx EW/ISR System Architect, Luke Miller, has new tricks and he’s going to tell you all about them in a new Xilinx Webinar—for free. His Webinar will cover new ways to implement Radar functions including ...
Sponsored by:

The Latest from Paris Air Show 2015

All Access Sponsors


Mil & Aero Magazine

May 2015
Volume 26, Issue 5
file

Download Our Apps



iPhone

iPad

Android

Follow Us On...



Newsletters

Military & Aerospace Electronics

Weekly newsletter covering technical content, breaking news and product information
SUBSCRIBE

Cyber Security

Monthly newsletter covering cyber warfare, cyber security, information warfare, and information security technologies, products, contracts, and procurement opportunities
SUBSCRIBE

Defense Executive

Monthly newsletter covering business news and strategic insights for executive managers
SUBSCRIBE

Electronic Warfare

Quarterly newsletter covering technologies and applications in electronic warfare, cyber warfare, optical warfare, and spectrum warfare.
SUBSCRIBE

Embedded Computing Report

Monthly newsletter covering news on embedded computing in aerospace, defense and industrial-rugged applications
SUBSCRIBE

Unmanned Vehicles

Monthly newsletter covering news updates for designers of unmanned vehicles
SUBSCRIBE