Harris Corporation receives $78 Million HF radio systems order for US Department of Defense next-generation MRAP vehicles
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received an order valued at $78 million to provide additional Falcon II AN/VRC-104 high-frequency tactical radio systems for use in US Department of Defense (DoD) Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs). This order was placed by the US Marine Corps Systems Command on behalf of the DoD's Joint MRAP program.
"Harris continues to provide the most reliable and secure beyond line-of-sight radio technology to this critically important program," said Steve Marschilok, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "Our radios deliver life-saving communication capabilities in the most dangerous of missions for all types of MRAP vehicles. We are providing ongoing support for this program with our high-performance tactical radios and unmatched customer service."
The AN/VRC-104 is a vehicular transceiver/amplifier that includes the AN/PRC-150, a Type-1 high-frequency manpack radio. Harris HF radios are in widespread use by all branches of the US Department of Defense and allies around the world.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next-generation family of radios supporting the US military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets.
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