JTRS Radio Costs Rising Rapidly

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The price tag to develop software waveforms for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) jumped $339 million in the last quarter of 2004, according to a U.S. Defense Department report released last month. DOD launched the JTRS program in the late 1990s to develop a family of tactical radios based on software-programmable architecture that can on a wide range of frequencies at varying data rates. It has sometimes been described as a computer with a radio interface....

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