US Army's Soldier Radio Waveform demonstrated on Raytheon's next generation
air and ground radios
Multiple waveforms run on Raytheon tactical radios
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a key milestone, Raytheon
Company (NYSE: RTN) has demonstrated the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) on its
new class of airborne and ground radio terminals, providing soldiers with
another way to communicate across disparate networks.
During the demonstration, users were able to send voice and data traffic
between Raytheon's terminal and another soldier radio running SRW. Raytheon is
moving through the Department of Defense's Joint Tactical Networking Center's
(JTNC) certification process for waveform conformance, and the company plans
to be at upcoming interoperability tests with the government.
In addition to SRW, Raytheon's tactical radios already have the Next
Generation Mobile Ad Hoc Networking Waveform (NMW), specifically designed to
run on lower cost, reduced size and lower power-consumption radios, while
delivering much-needed wideband networking capability.
Raytheon's airborne radios are integrated on helicopters and unmanned
aircraft. The ground radio system is called MAINGATE, or Mobile Ad Hoc
Interoperability Network Gateway. It is targeted for the U.S. Army's mid-tier
network, for which it is under evaluation at this year's Network Integration
Evaluation (NIE) at Fort Bliss, Texas. MAINGATE, with NMW, has been in
operational use with deployed forces for more than two years.
"The SRW demonstration was a key milestone and positions Raytheon to leverage
its common radio architecture in our next generation ground and airborne
radios," said Scott Whatmough vice president of Integrated Communication
Systems in Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business. "The demonstration
underscores Raytheon's commitment to advanced multi-waveform Software Defined
Radios, providing interoperability to the warfighter."
The latest radios are capable of running narrowband and networking waveforms
as well as the future Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform from the
JTNC library. Raytheon recently provided its NMW into this same repository to
facilitate interoperability with MAINGATE.
Raytheon Company, with 2011 sales of $25 billion and 71,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
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Note to Editors
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SOURCE Raytheon Company
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