The Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) recently said the Soldier Radio Waveform Network Manager (SRWNM) was assessed as operationally suitable and effective.

The report included a recommendation for service use with JTRS Rifleman Radios, produced by General Dynamics [GD].

The Operational Test Agency Evaluation Report (OTN-1-RR), dated April 10, 2012, was signed by Rear Adm. David Dunaway, commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Forces.

The report was a result of an Integrated Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) test conducted during the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) in October and November of 2011.

Program Management Office, Network Enterprise Domain (NED), guided development of the SRWNM.

The SRWNM software creates JTRS communications plans for SRW-capable JTRS radios based on user input and importing data files from other Defense Department communications planning systems. These communication plans are then converted into radio configuration files by SRWNM and exported directly to the radio or to external media such as compact disc (CD) or USB memory devices.

The SRW Network Manager plans, configures, and monitors JTRS radio networks that use the SRW waveform. These networks have the ability to transmit both voice and data, including video, pictures and graphic images, and are intended for use by the individual Warfighter, small units and unmanned sensors.

SRWNM is a precursor network management system to the JTRS Enterprise Network Manger (JENM), which is currently under development. The JENM manages both SRW and the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) used on the Ground Mobile Radio (GMR). 

SRW also is employed on the HMS Manpack Radio, GMR, and four Non-Developmental Initiative (NDI) radio systems under evaluation at NIE, with SRWNM managing SRW on all of these radios.

SRWNM has been incorporated into the JENM and is currently undergoing testing at NIE 12.2 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., supporting mounted and dismounted Warfighters in an operationally relevant environment.

The JPEO JTRS program is an integrated effort to network multiple weapon system platforms and forward combat units to the last tactical mile.