TRW is to provide the integrated communications, navigation and identification (CNI) avionics to Lockheed Martin in support of the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program.
San Diego-based TRW Radio Systems will begin full-scale development of integrated CNI avionics for the JSF as a result of the October 26th Pentagon decision to advance the JSF program to the system development and demonstration phase.
‘We anticipate the integrated CNI requirements for JSF will be worth $4 billion to $5 billion, excluding foreign market sales, over the anticipated life of the program,’ says Tim Hannemann, president and CEO, TRW Space & Electronics.
TRW’s integrated CNI avionics is a sophisticated array of sensors, navigation aids and communications systems that reduce pilot workload. The JSF package will feature modular, software-programmable radios with advanced capabilities including friend-or-foe identification of approaching aircraft, automatic acquisition of fly-to points, and secure multiwave, multiband, multimode wireless communications.
TRW is currently working with Lockheed Martin to finalise a subcontract for the JSF integrated CNI systems.