Harris receives Australian Falcon support contract
Harris Corporation has announced that it has received an order to provide the Australian Department of Defence (DOD) with customer field support for Harris radios procured under its tactical radio modernisation program. The order, announced 29 March 2012, is worth AUD $14.7 million.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has procured, and will install and deploy, mounted and dismounted Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-152 multiband, multi-mode radios in vehicular and handheld configurations for line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications and Falcon II AN/PRC-150 manpack radios for high-frequency beyond-line-of-sight terrestrial communications. Both radios are being delivered to the ADF under the Joint Project 2072 Battlespace Communications programme.
Under the latest contract, Harris will provide a broad range of support services to the ADF for these radios, including training, installation, maintenance, system integration and engineering.
The AN/PRC-152 JTRS Software Communications Architecture-certified and NSA Type-1 certified handheld radio provides voice and data capabilities over the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range and supports SINCGARS, Havequick II, VHF/UHF AM and FM, APCO P25 and both DAMA and the new Integrated Waveform for satellite communications. The Falcon II AN/PRC-150 covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range and comes with a removable keypad/display unit.
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