Harris Corporation Awarded $38 Million in Orders from U.S. Air Force for JTRS-Certified Wideband Tactical Radios
September 18, 2013
Supplying Air Force with Falcon III® radios to provide
two-channel tactical communications capabilities.
Radios allow users to communicate with others on the ground and in the
Provides building blocks for U.S. DoD joint tactical radio network.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has received $38 million in orders for
tactical radios that will expand deployment of wideband tactical
communications across the U.S. Air Force. The orders were received
during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.
Harris will supply the Air Force with additional Falcon
III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack and AN/PRC-152A
multiband handheld tactical radio systems. The radios will accelerate
the rollout of Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) wideband networking
capabilities to para-rescue, combat communications and other Air Force
“Harris’ Falcon III radios provide secure voice communications and
enable operators to send and receive images, video, e-mails, text
messages and even participate in teleconferences,’’ said George Helm,
president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF
Communications. “The Air Force is deploying our JTRS-certified radios to
provide two-channel communication capabilities. JTRS-certified wideband
networking allows users to connect seamlessly to the Global Information
Grid, a secure, classified version of the Internet.’’
Falcon III is the world’s most widely fielded family of next-generation
tactical radios, providing enhanced situational awareness of the
battlefield through integrated line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and
wideband communications capabilities. Harris has shipped more than
40,000 AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A radios to all branches of the U.S.
military as well as more than 15 allied nations. Falcon III radios have
been exhaustively tested in field exercises, laboratory environments and
on the battlefield.
Lightweight and portable, both radios are equipped with the Harris
Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform, which enable military forces to
interoperate seamlessly with battle management software applications for
enhanced situational awareness. The radios are certified to operate JTRS
Soldier Radio Waveform and support other key U.S. Air Force
capabilities, such as the HAVEQUICK and APCO Project-25 waveforms.