Harris wins USMC radio contract
Harris has announced that it has received an indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide Harris Unity land mobile radios for the US Marine Corps’ Enterprise Land Mobile Radio programme. The contract, worth $49 million, was announced 2 April 2012 in a company statement.
Under the five-year E-LMR contract, the Marine Corps will acquire Unity XG-100P and Unity XG-100M Full-Spectrum Multiband Radios at Marine facilities worldwide. The full spectrum frequency coverage of the Unity product family allows a single radio to cover all of the LMR bands used by the Marine Corps and public safety communities.
According to Harris, the E-LMR contract was awarded after a competitive procurement 'that included some of the most demanding requirements anywhere in the land mobile radio industry'.
Unity radios provide users with true interoperable communications in handheld and mobile form factors — whether they are handling day-to-day tasks or coordinating large-scale, emergency responses. They offer a unique solution with their combination of full-spectrum multiband capabilities and suite of advanced features, such as GPS-enabled situational awareness, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, and a software-defined radio architecture. And, in noisy emergency situations, the Unity’s noise-suppression technology delivers clear voice quality, which is achieved with advanced signal processing for both analogue and digital communications.
The Unity XG-100 product family supports APCO P25 Trunking, P25 Conventional and analogue FM modes of operation, while providing the ability to scan continuously across all bands, voice modes, and encryption types. The Unity XG-100 family operates across other manufacturers' P25 systems regardless of frequency band or mode of operation: P25 Conventional or P25 Trunking. Designed to deliver interoperable communications for Federal, state, or local public safety agencies, the Unity XG-100 family covers the VHF band, UHF band, and 700/800 MHz bands in a single radio.
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