Harris receives US Air Force Falcon radio order
Harris Corporation will supply the US Air Force with additional Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack and AN/PRC-152A multiband handheld tactical radio systems under orders worth $38 million announced on 18 September.
Falcon III provides situational awareness of the battlefield through integrated line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband communications capabilities. The radios will accelerate the rollout of Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) wideband networking capabilities to para-rescue, combat communications and other air force personnel.
George Helm, president, US Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications, said: ‘Harris’ Falcon III radios provide secure voice communications and enable operators to send and receive images, video, e-mails, text messages and even participate in teleconferences. The air force is deploying our JTRS-certified radios to provide two-channel communication capabilities. JTRS-certified wideband networking allows users to connect seamlessly to the global information grid, a secure, classified version of the internet.’
Both the AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack and AN/PRC-152A multiband handheld tactical radio are equipped with the Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform, which enable military forces to interoperate seamlessly with battle management software applications. The radios are certified to operate JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform and support other key US Air Force capabilities, such as the HAVEQUICK and APCO Project-25 waveforms.
More from Digital Battlespace
EU Commission invites tenders for new satellite constellation with military applications
The European Commission has launched an invitation tender for a contract to implement the EU satellite constellation dubbed IRIS² (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite).
New US developer LightRidge to take on air and space sensor markets
The private-equity backed firm combines the businesses of space payloads specialist GEOST and airborne sensor manufacturer Ophir.
Northrop Grumman to commence work on MESA sensors for US Air Force E-7 AEW fleet
The USAF will become the fifth operator of the E-7/MESA combination following Australia, Turkey, South Korea and the UK.
Northrop Grumman details bid for US Navy TACAMO aircraft replacement
The company believes its role as prime contractor on the E-2 Hawkeye puts it in a strong position for the programme to replace the USN's Boeing E-6 Mercury fleet.
Northrop Grumman hones US Space Force satellite design in virtual environment
The company has applied its Highly Immersive Virtual Environment technology to the design process of polar overwatch satellites ordered by the US Space Force.
Northrop Grumman joins USAF effort to build digital network backbone
The company will join Phase 1 of the Common Tactical Edge Network effort to enable Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2).