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Germany orders Falcon III software-defined radios

6th April 2021 - 16:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Germany will receive AN/PRC-117G manpack radios from L3Harris Technologies. (Photo: L3Harris Technologies)

L3Harris is providing AN/PRC-117G radios to Germany under the FMS programme.

L3Harris Technologies is providing Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radios to Germany under the FMS programme.

The value of the contract and delivery timeframe were undisclosed.

AN/PRC-117G radios support German military modernisation efforts by delivering ‘advanced narrowband and wideband networking capabilities – offering greater interoperability with US and NATO allies for coalition operations’, L3Harris announced on 1 April.

More than 50,000 AN/PRC-117G radios have been delivered to customers around the world.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, the single-channel software-defined radio covers 30MHz-2GHz and is said to be 30% smaller and 35% lighter than currently fielded multiband manpack radios. 

The AN/PRC-117G is upgradeable with new waveforms, such as SATURN, ROVER, MUOS. It is also NINE Suite B encrypted, allowing users to securely and easily interoperate with US, NATO and regional partners.

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