Harris Corporation receives $16m order from US DOD
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $16 million order from the US Department of Defense for additional Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios systems. The radios will supply DoD forces with networked line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications.
The field-proven AN/PRC-117G delivers unprecedented situational awareness to the battlefield through voice, wideband data and mobile ad-hoc networking. It is the first JTRS Software Communications Architecture-certified and NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system. Software-defined with significantly reduced size, weight and power, the radio supports a growing number of network-enabled missions.
"The AN/PRC-117G delivers a unique combination of capabilities that provide the warfighter at the tactical edge with voice, video and data in real-time," said Brendan O'Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "These capabilities support a range of new applications, such as collaborative chat and secure database access. The AN/PRC-117G is a software-defined radio developed under the JTRS Enterprise Business Model and is upgradeable to support emerging missions according to customer requirements."
Harris has shipped 15,000 AN/PRC-117G radio systems to the US DoD and allies such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, other NATO nations and Australia. The radio was developed following the JTRS program Enterprise Business Model (EBM). The EBM encourages companies to develop next-generation solutions in tactical communications using their own investment capital to integrate JTRS waveform software. In doing so, the EBM stimulates competition, increases innovation, and reduces costs through software re-use.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the US military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets - with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
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