Harris Wins 3 US Orders this Week

15.07.2011 Security
Harris Wins 3 US Orders this Week

Harris Wins 3 US Orders this Week

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Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $16 million to supply the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with a range of Falcon II(r) and Falcon III(r) tactical communication systems, including the AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio. The DoD is acquiring the radios to provide ground forces with expanded interoperable voice and high-bandwidth data communications.

The field-proven AN/PRC-117G is a first-of-its-kind radio, delivering unprecedented situational awareness and command and control through wideband networking of the battlefield. The system delivers critical real-time information to warfighters on the move and their field commanders through a man-portable software-defined radio with significantly reduced size and weight. The Falcon III radio platform enables missions such as checkpoint and patrol biometrics, convoy tracking, route planning and fires de-confliction.

In addition, the DoD is also acquiring the Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) the most widely fielded JTRS-approved multiband handheld radio and the Falcon III RF-310M-HH, the first and only Type-1 Suite B-compatible tactical military handheld radio, along with the widely deployed Falcon II AN/VRC-104, a vehicular-based radio system that includes the AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack. Harris also is providing accessories, training and other field support.

"Harris Falcon III is delivering the tactical network that our military needs to stay connected at the edge."The Harris Falcon III family of radios addresses the DoD's full gamut of mission requirements for line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband networking communications,'' said Brendan O'Connell, President, Department of Defense Business, Harris RF Communications. "These systems build on the acclaimed success of our widely deployed Falcon II line, which is in use around the world, by the United States, NATO and other allied nations.

Earlier this week, Harris received a $17.8 million order to supply the U.S. Army with additional Falcon II(r) AN/VRC-104(V)(3) radio systems. The radios will be used to provide high-frequency communications in multiple variants of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

The AN/VRC-104 is a fully integrated communications system that includes the Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency tactical radio. The AN/PRC-150(C) delivers critically needed beyond line-of-sight Type-1 terrestrial communications. Widely deployed around the world, the AN/PRC-150(C) provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency range, at 150 watts of power in vehicular configurations. The system's beyond-line-of-sight coverage enables forces to stay connected to mission critical information when line-of-sight communication is not unavailable.

Harris also received orders totaling $12.2 million to supply additional Falcon III(r) AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios systems to the U.S. Department of Defense. The DoD is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G in support of requirements for wideband networking as well as line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications.

Software-defined and upgradeable, the AN/PRC-117G radio system delivers critical real-time information to warfighters on the move and their commanders via a man-portable radio system with significantly reduced size and weight.

The AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS Software Communications Architecture (SCA)-certified and NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system and has been adopted by the U.S. Department of Defense, federal agencies and key allies such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, other NATO countries and Australia.

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