Harris gets NSA go-ahead for SRW in AN/PRC-117G
Harris Corporation has announced that it has received National Security Agency Type-1 certification to implement the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) in the Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radio. This marks the first-ever fielding of Type-1 radios utilising SRW, it was announced in a 25 July 2012 statement.
SRW was developed by the DoD’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) programme to enable the digital battlefield by providing warfighters at the tactical edge with voice, data and mobile ad-hoc networking capabilities. Harris has been providing Type-1 certified wideband tactical communications systems to the DoD for more than four years.
According to the company, Harris invested its own funds to port, integrate and validate SRW for fielding through the JTRS programme Enterprise Business Model (EBM), in coordination with the JTRS Network Enterprise Domain. The AN/PRC-117G has successfully demonstrated interoperability with multiple vendor platforms and capability to communicate real-time voice and data using SRW as part of the JTRS Interoperability Quicklook laboratory test.
The Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the first wideband manpack radio system with a JTRS-certified Software Communications Architecture and NSA Type-1 certified information security. Field-proven with more than 20,000 radios shipped, the AN/PRC-117G enables unprecedented situational awareness through wideband networking of the battlefield and delivering critical real-time information to warfighters on the move. The AN/PRC-117G supports a growing number of network-enabled missions such as intelligence reporting and analysis, collaborative chat, route planning, MEDEVAC, convoy tracking and checkpoint biometrics and was specifically designed to host advanced government waveforms.
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