posted on Mar, 28 2008 @ 05:10 PM
Some of you may know that Lockheed Martin was awarded almost a 1B program for military called JTRS. Joint Tactical Radio System.
>>The new contract is for the "airborne, maritime and fixed site" piece of the JTRS program -- much of which falls under the umbrella of the Air
Force and Navy. It will upgrade radios on C-130 and C-5 transport aircraft, C-17 airlifters, Global Hawk and Predator unmanned aerial vehicles, Apache
helicopters and Osprey tiltrotor vertical/short takeoff and landing aircraft.
"This is the digital backbone for all future military communications," Thompson said. "Eventually, it will enable any warfighter anywhere in the
world to talk to any other warfighter in a split second."