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Harris announces USSOCOM Falcon III radio orders

20th January 2014 - 16:43 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has ordered additional Falcon III manpack and handheld tactical radios from Harris Corporation for the expanded deployment of a SOCOM-accredited wideband tactical communications network. The $18 million orders were announced on 20 January.

The orders call for Harris to supply its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A radios, which support advanced wideband data networking, and provide users with interoperability through legacy narrowband waveforms.

The SOCOM wideband tactical communications network enables operators to send and receive tactical voice, video and data, resulting in enhanced situational awareness and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR).

George Helm, president, Department of Defense business unit, Harris RF Communications, said: ‘Harris Falcon III wideband radio systems are delivering the tactical Internet to the battlefield. This new network is opening up a world of new combat applications, such as collaborative chat, biometric enrolments, video conferencing and video ISR. These are next-generation capabilities, delivered today, using a proven commercial business model that thrives on competition and innovation.’

The radios offer NSA Type-1 certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Equipment encryption, the highest level of information assurance available to tactical units.

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