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.
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