The U.S. Air Force has ordered 1,500 of General Dynamic’s Transportable Ground Receive Suites (TGRS) that enables receipt of operational information near a battlefield on mobile devices including voice, data and video.
The contract was awarded by the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) Joint Program Office at Hanscom Air Force Base in Mass. and could be worth up to $900 million if all 1,500 units, as well as 1,110 retrofit kits for systems already in the field are delivered, according to General Dynamic.
“The Global Broadcast Service Suite provides secure and reliable broadcast services to warfighters who operate in harm’s way,” said Bill Weiss, vice president and general manager of Communication Networks for General Dynamics C4 Systems.
GBS TGRS comprises next-generation terminal antennas along with broadcast management and cryptographic equipment that is all packed into mobile transit cases. When deployed at the edge of the battlefield, the GBS TGRS enables decision makers and frontline troops in joint operations to receive mission-critical information.