General Dynamics to provide JTRS capabilities, information assurance services

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 18 April 2008. General Dynamics won a contract valued at up to $140 million to develop and integrate the maritime and fixed-site joint tactical radio capabilities and provide information assurance services for the Lockheed Martin Airborne, Maritime and Fixed Site (AMF) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) team.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., 18 April 2008. General Dynamics won a contract valued at up to $140 million to develop and integrate the maritime and fixed-site joint tactical radio capabilities and provide information assurance services for the Lockheed Martin Airborne, Maritime and Fixed Site (AMF) Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) team.

An essential part of the tactical Global Information Grid, AMF JTRS will provide secure data, voice, and video for on-the-move tactical platforms for joint forces, aircraft, maritime assets and fixed sites worldwide.

Work on the program will be performed in Scottsdale, Ariz., by General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics.

General Dynamics will develop and provide qualification testing for the joint tactical radios for Maritime and Fixed Sites, including radio set certification, waveform integration, and deployment of fixed-site communication equipment.

The company is also leading the information assurance development for the on-the-move networked communications for the Lockheed Martin AMF JTRS team. This includes development of the Type 1 INFOSEC modules for the airborne, maritime and fixed-site radios; and obtaining certification and accreditation for the AMF JTRS radios and system. This will include the processing of High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE) services for classified data.

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