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Harris receives second order for AN/PRC-158

17th June 2019 - 15:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Harris Corporation has received a second low-rate initial production (LRIP) order from the US Army for the AN/PRC-158 multi-channel radio.

The order falls under the company’s Handheld, Manpack & Small (HMS) Form-Fit IDIQ contract, which includes a five-year base and an additional five-year option with a ceiling of $12.7 billion.

The Harris AN/PRC-158 radio features a two-channel, software-defined architecture with integrated cross-banding between waveforms, including TSM, SRW, SINCGARS, SATCOM, providing new capabilities while maintaining backward interoperability with legacy radios.

The radio’s software-defined architecture enables flexibility to respond to new and emerging requirements and allows easy porting of new waveforms. The radio is capable of simultaneously handling classified and unclassified data.

This second LRIP will be followed by operational testing as part of the fielding process. The army has a requirement for approximately 65,000 HMS manpack radios.

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