Harris announced a significant innovation for its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack wideband radios that will provide warfighters with greater flexibility to meet mission requirements and a "future focused" solution to keep pace with changing technologies in tactical communications.
The innovation involves the development of new Mission Modules to be integrated with the field-proven AN/PRC-117G, a wideband tactical radio that provides warfighters with advanced situational awareness of the battlefield through wireless, high-bandwidth communications. The Mission Modules provide new levels of flexibility and mission-specific customization to ground tactical communications.
The AN/PRC-117G radio is the first JTRS Software Communications Architecture (JTRS SCA)-certified wideband manpack radio system, enabling applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks (SIPRNet). The AN/PRC-117G's wideband network access capabilities give warfighters and field commanders critical real-time information through a man-portable radio that is significantly smaller, lighter and more capable than legacy units. The radio offers an extended frequency range of 30 MHz to 2 GHz.
AN/PRC-117G Mission Modules provide a flexible platform for expansion as mission requirements evolve. The modules utilize a standardized and interchangeable architecture, enabling the warfighter to take only the capabilities they need into the field. Users of AN/PRC-117G radios already fielded will also be able to upgrade to incorporate the new modules.