Army awards C4I system to Motorola
- By George I. Seffers
- Aug 09, 2000
The Army has awarded Motorola Inc. a $49.7 million contract to build the
Joint Services Work Station, the company announced Tuesday.
JSWS supports intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance and situational
awareness missions. It is described as a real-time, multisensor command,
control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) system.
The system processes and displays information from multiple sources, including
unmanned aerial vehicles, synthetic aperture radars and various intelligence
JSWS is a mobile system packed in its own transit case, and it can support
a wide range of global missions, including wartime battlefield management,
crisis management, peacekeeping operations, the war on drugs and contingency
operations. It also is said to be suited for targeting and battlefield visualization.
In addition, the system uses the same software as the ground station for
the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, which helps aircraft
locate, track and attack enemy units.
"This will significantly increase interoperability of all forces through
a common operating picture," said Hank Wollman, JSWS program manager, in
The system also has been combat-proven in Kosovo according to Mark Fried,
corporate vice president and general manager of the Motorola Integrated
Electronic Systems division. "The JSWS will allow joint service commanders
to receive data on the same platform and see situations with a reliability
never before possible and to make decisions with certainty," Fried said.