Harris Corporation receives $11 million order from US Department of Defense
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received an $11 million order from the US Deparent of Defense for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems to address the emerging requirements for increasingly capable networked battlefield communications.
The field-proven AN/PRC-117G addresses the DoD's need for an upgradeable platform that enables tactical communications networking and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance in both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight applications.
The AN/PRC-117G provides warfighters with unprecedented battlefield situational awareness with applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks. The wideband networking capabilities of the AN/PRC-117G give warfighters critical real-time information through a man-portable radio that is significantly smaller, lighter and more capable than legacy units.
"The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G best meets the customer's current operational requirements and provides a lightweight, flexible and software-defined platform that can grow to meet the demands of an often uncertain future," said Steve Marschilok, president, US Deparent of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The AN/PRC-117G is immediately deployable to provide advanced wideband networking to the field, including connectivity to the SIPRNet, and built for expansion with the new Harris Mission Modules."
The Mission Modules for the AN/PRC-117G provide the radio with additional functionality such as a second wideband channel, high-frequency communications, ISR and jamming. The Mission Modules attach to the AN/PRC-117G through a standardized and interchangeable architecture. Mission Module flexibility allows users to take only the capabilities they need into the field, while optimizing the size, weight and power capabilities to fit varying requirements.
The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and Falcon III family of radios are becoming the standard for advanced tactical communications, having been widely adopted by the US Deparent of Defense, federal agencies and key allies such as Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia. The US Army and US Marine Corps have fielded AN/PRC-117G radios to mission areas to provide next-generation wideband networked communications.
The AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS SCA-certified and NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system. With its fully integrated and NSA-certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Equipment (HAIPE) networking encryption, the AN/PRC-117G provides the highest level of information assurance connectivity to tactical commanders and deployed forces in the field. This capability enables direct classified voice calls and data exchanges between levels of command on the battlefield. The AN/PRC-117G manpack radio development has followed the US Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program's Enterprise Business Model (EBM).
Source: Harris Corp.
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