Saturday, October 2, 2010

ITT awarded JTRS software support contract

ITT Corporation announced yesterday that it was awarded a contract by the Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) valued at up to $49.5 million.  The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract provides Software In-Service Support (SwISS), which includes technical support, enhancements, maintenance and upgrades, for the JTRS Bowman Waveform (JBW).  

The JBW provides U.S. JTRS software-defined radios with a waveform that is interoperable with the United Kingdom’s Bowman Waveform, supporting secure, networked voice and data for combined operations on the battlefield.

“ITT has been an industry leader in working with the JPEO JTRS International Program to create communications interoperability between the United States and its allies to support mission success and safety,” said Chris Bernhardt, president of ITT’s electronic systems business. 

The contract covers a five-year period with work being completed by ITT’s electronic systems business in both Fort Wayne, Ind., and Clifton, N.J.  The first task order to be awarded from this contract will provide for the delivery of JBW software that meets the JTRS Information Security Criteria.

“As a world leader in the development of tactical networked waveforms, ITT is a natural fit to be the provider of support for the JBW SwISS program during this time of transition to much more capable waveforms for our forces,” said Ken Peterman, president of ITT’s communications systems business. 

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