U.S. Marine Corps Awards Harris Corp $64 Million Contract For The Falcon III Radio
12:00 AM, March 16, 2012
Harris Corporation has received orders totaling $64 million from the U.S. Marine
Corps for its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios, vehicular amplifier
adapters, antennas and field support. The radio supports emerging combat applications such as streaming video,
collaborative chat and other applications. The Falcon III family also includes the
NSA Type-1 certified AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio. “The AN/PRC-117G is delivering transformational communication capabilities to the
Marine Corps by enabling on-the-move transmission of voice, video and data across
the battlefield,” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business,
Harris RF Communications. “Our radio systems enable highly mobile forces to stay
connected and networked no matter where they are on the battlefield. The AN/
PRC-117G also offers flexibility and upgradeability to support ongoing tactical radio
modernization.” The AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS Software Communications Architecture-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 to
tactical units. More than 16,000 AN/PRC-117G radio systems have been deployed by the U.S.
DoD and allies such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, other NATO nations
and Australia. The radio was developed following the JTRS Enterprise Business
Harris has won a $100 million follow-on contract to supply additional multiband handheld and high-frequency Falcon manpack tactical radios to the Australian Department of Defence (DoD).
Harris has supplied Falcon III AN/PRC-152 handheld radios and vehicular...