Joint Tactical Radio SystemThe Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program was initiated in 1997 to develop and apply this technology and to bring together separate service-led programs into a joint software-defined radio development effort. JTRS radios are intended to interoperate with existing radio systems and provide the war fighter with additional communications capability to access maps and other visual data, communicate via voice and video with other units and levels of command, and obtain information directly from battlefield sensors.
Sources and Resources
- Challenges and Risks Associated with the Joint Tactical Radio System Program, U.S. General Accounting Office, August 11, 2003
- MISSION NEED STATEMENT (MNS) FOR THE JOINT TACTICAL RADIO (JTR) 21 August 1997
- OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS DOCUMENT (ORD) FOR JOINT TACTICAL RADIO (JTR) 23 Mar 98