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Harris Corporation receives $16m order from US Army

22nd June 2011 - 08:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $16 million order from the US Army for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios systems.

The Army is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G radios as part of its transition to a networked digital battlefield. The AN/PRC-117G features a software-defined, upgradeable platform for both voice and data that supports network-enabled missions such as convoy tracking, mission operations planning and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).

"The AN/PRC-117G provides the Army with the most versatile platform for terrestrial and satellite communications," said Brendan O'Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The AN/PRC-117G is widely deployed by all branches of the Department of Defense, fulfilling current requirements, and is upgradeable to meet the emerging requirements of tomorrow."

The AN/PRC-117G is a JTRS Software Communications Architecture-certified, NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system. With its fully integrated and NSA-certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Equipment (HAIPE) networking encryption, the AN/PRC-117G provides the highest level of information assurance to tactical units.

The development of the AN/PRC-117G manpack radio has followed the US Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program's Enterprise Business Model (EBM). The EBM encourages companies to develop next-generation solutions in tactical communications using their own investment capital. In doing so, the EBM encourages competition, increases innovation, reduces costs and speeds development of important capabilities.

The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and other Falcon III radios have been adopted by the US Department of Defense, federal agencies and key allies such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, other NATO countries and Australia.

Source: Harris


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