The Harris Falcon III Multi-channel Manpack is the first commercially developed radio with two radio channels in a single chassis. This enables warfighters to communicate over multiple networks simultaneously (Photo: Business Wire)
The new radio is the first commercially developed manpack to integrate two radio channels into a single chassis. This allows warfighters to send and receive voice and data over multiple networks simultaneously, creating a more complete common operational picture while dramatically enhancing situational awareness and mission command.
Developed under the Harris commercial business model, the Multi-channel Manpack is based on the company’s combat-proven Falcon III® line of wideband networking radios.
“We applied real-life battlefield lessons to create a multi-channel radio that will transform military tactical communications," said
The Falcon III Multi-channel Manpack is one-third smaller than the program-of-record radio, hosts all required U.S. government wideband and narrowband waveforms and is expandable for future upgrades and capabilities. The radio supports multi-channel cross-banding to improve range, interoperability and performance. Each channel supports the full suite of waveforms without requiring expensive add-on appliquÉs. The Multi-channel Manpack requires only a single battery, minimizing size and weight for the dismounted soldier.