Harris receives USSOCOM Falcon radio orders
Harris Corporation has announced that it has received orders totalling $7 million from the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for additional Falcon multiband manpack radios and accessories. The orders were announced on 10 January.
Under the contract, the company will supply its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G, which allows operators to communicate by Type-1 secure voice, video, and wideband data. The system supports a growing number of network-enabled missions, including intelligence reporting and analysis, collaborative chat, e-mail, biometric enrollments and more.
The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G provides line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband communications capabilities in a single lightweight package, and also provides enhanced battlefield situational awareness by connecting warfighters to the tactical Internet.
George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications, said: ‘The AN/PRC-117G’s software-defined and upgradeable platform enables special operations forces to use high-speed data, voice and real-time video to address its command and control and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements. Widely deployed across all branches of the US Department of Defense, the AN/PRC-117G meets emerging mission requirements by providing unprecedented situational awareness for dismounted and vehicular warfighters.’
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