JTRS sales could hit $20B
Boeing Co. and the Army will start early operational assessment of the Joint Tactical Radio System by December, a Boeing official said.
Boeing and its partners are on schedule to start delivering limited-production radios to the Army next year, said Ralph Moslener, Boeing project manager.
If the project goes as planned, the Army could spend $20 billion on radios over 25 years.
JTRS is a major element in the Defense Department's network-centric operations initiative. The radios will support multiple waveforms, letting joint forces communicate using a single, upgradeable device.