BAE Systems Awarded $9 million contract for JTRS Software Support from US Defense
12:00 AM, May 3, 2011
BAE Systems has been awarded a $9.4 million contract for Link-16 Software In-Service Support (SwISS) for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). The work will include technical support, enhancements, maintenance and upgrades to the JTRS Link-16 waveform software. The total program value could reach $24.3 million if all options are exercised. “As the original developer of the Link-16 JTRS Waveform Software and supplier of JTRS products, BAE Systems is uniquely positioned to effectively maintain and enhance the JTRS Link-16 Software through the SwISS program,” said Michael Beltrani, Link-16 Systems Program Director. “Link-16 is the backbone for U.S. and international interoperability, and we’re confident that we will provide the necessary expertise to deliver the enhancements that our warfighters need to effectively communicate on the field of battle.” The JTRS program fields interoperable, software-defined radios across multiple military platforms. Potential services under the contract include structured software engineering and program management processes in support of effective and quality software development.
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