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JTRS – Joint Tactical Radio System | Soldier Radio Waveform- Soldier Technology

JTRS – Joint Tactical Radio System | Soldier Radio Waveform- Soldier Technology



they don't really appreciate you've been down here at soldiers Technology displaying the latest JCR SPS and I just wanted to ask you what you mentioned that this is a real game-changer in your presentation this like one of the key things that make it a game-changer well what we believe is is we're providing a capability a network capability a new network capability down to the individual soldier and we have entered this new era of the networked soldier and the radios that I'm showing here to include the rifleman radio which is issued to the individual rifleman the squads the small unit and then the manpack radio which is a Kemp company and below asset as well we'll provide that dismounted soldier the most disadvantaged soldier or the game-changing capability that will allow him to conduct his mission more effectively you'll have more survivability and likely be able to be more lethal because of what the radio allows him to do with either voice or data communications the long-term so 5 10 design works what impact do you see this having on the soldier what real changes is it going to make to things yeah the soldiers are very excited about having a basic voice position location and data transport radio and the radio uses the soldier way to soldier radio wave form which allows data to go over and what we found is in addition to just having basic voice and pl/i going out when a end user device such as the one picture here it is coupled to the transport layer radio and allows them to use applications and other situational awareness tools that give them real time mission command capabilities and enhance their situational awareness and Europe see working with General Dynamics on this bit in the next in the in the future what kind of innovation what's new technology yeah that's correct so we are always looking for innovation we're always looking for competition those two things are always things that we seek in in in our business I think competition is good because it does help lower the cost of the systems and everybody knows we're going into some times where there will be some austerity and therefore having more people vie for this capability will be very important to us but in addition to that we do seek innovation all the time and the reason is is as you mentioned meets these radios were purpose-built to be used by dismounted soldier and individual soldier not carried in a truck not carried in a combat vehicle not carried in an airframe but carried by the individual soldier so anything we can do to improve either the size the weight or battery power performance will be will be something we really look forward to such as a battery technology that will increase the life of the battery for the soldier improved antennas and of course smaller hardware smaller form factors and then if we get to the point in the future where we have continued improvement on waveforms we'd like to be able to put waveforms that the soldiers really want need and quite frankly we're at the point with their radios now that we're very excited to see where the soldiers will take this technology next the rifleman and the manpack are good basic radios they're very good at what they do and it fundamentally comes down to where will the soldiers take this capability next and where will they exploit it and we're happy to go with them on that journey and see where they're gonna take it perhaps some of the some technology shows one line how to you I think the soldiers technology form is an excellent place if you're concerned about the dismounted soldier whether you're an industry whether you're working in a requirements group or whether you're in a program management office it allows you to get with people that are truly interested in solving the phenomena and the challenges associated with small unit and individual war fighters whether they be an Army and the Marines or in any service or country thank you very much once again for talking to us today my pleasure


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