MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- An $8.7 million modification contract for production of tactical radios has been given to Raytheon by the U.S. Navy.
Under the modification, the Joint Tactical Terminal Senior radios that are being produced will be compatible with the new Common Interactive Broadcast waveform and contain the latest security, hardware and software enhancements.
The radios receive and broadcast threat data from a variety of national and tactical sensors. The information is disseminated over Integrated Broadcast Service networks.
The radios also provide critical ballistic missile defense support for cuing target acquisition systems and warning of missile threats.
"The Raytheon JTT-Sr provides full compatibility with all legacy IBS tactical networks as well as the new CIB waveform," said Tom Shepherd, senior program manager for Tactical Communication Systems at Raytheon's Network Centric Systems business.
"The recent full certification by the Joint Interoperability Test Command and security endorsement by the National Security Agency make it the first terminal certified in support of the planned upgrades to IBS."
Raytheon recently completed upgrades to the JTT-Sr required to meet new security requirements.
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