Harris Corp. today announced it has received a $26 million order to help the U.S. Marine Corps expand its wideband tactical networking capabilities and deliver the tactical Internet down to the individual warfighter.
The Marines are acquiring the Melbourne-based company’s Joint Tactical Radio System Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radios that form mobile ad-hoc communication networks to exchange voice, video and tactical data reports on the battlefield.
“The Marine Corps is making strategic investments in Falcon III radios and systems as the backbone of its tactical networking initiatives,’’ said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications, said in a statement.
“The AN/PRC-117G is field-proven and supports joint operations through its Type-1 implementation of wideband and legacy waveforms. The radio is also software-defined, which allows for easy upgrades to emerging technologies.”