L3Harris Technologies today introduced a next generation, software-defined power amplifier at the International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX) 2021 in Abu Dhabi February 21-25.
The L3Harris RF-410 Next Generation Power Amplifier (NGPA) maximizes mission flexibility and enhances tactical agility by eliminating the need for multiple power amplifiers. It is lightweight and provides radio-agnostic capabilities and multiband support. The radio offers access to networked voice and data, over the frequency range of 30-2600 MHz. Waveform coverage includes wideband and legacy narrowband communications.
Unlike most existing solutions, the RF-410 has a software-defined architecture for fast upgrades to emerging and future waveforms. The RF-410 is designed to work with any L3Harris tactical radio and supports a variety of serial interfaces and modes. It supports both a RF Sensing input with limited manual interaction and is capable of supporting a radio control mode which requires no manual interaction and enables remote storage.
The NGPA supports vehicular or fixed-mount radio systems without the need for a shock mount. It provides flexibility supporting all fielded Falcon III and Falcon IV radios.
“We have delivered more than 2,500 units to both domestic and international customers. The RF-410 rounds out our Falcon IV eco system and is a great addition to the portfolio, providing our customers with additional capability for years to come,” said Bryant Henson, President, Tactical Communications, L3Harris.