Telecom Lead America: Harris Corporation has received a
$15.2 million order from Australia Department of Defense to offer customer
field support for radios procured under its tactical radio modernization
Recently, Harris opened of its Asia-Pacific headquarters
Harris said Australia will deploy, mounted and dismounted
Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-152 multiband, multi-mode radios in vehicular and
handheld configurations for line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and
data communications and Falcon II AN/PRC-150 manpack radios for high-frequency
beyond-line-of-sight terrestrial communications.
Both radios are being delivered to ADF under Joint
Project 2072 Battlespace Communications program. Harris will provide a range of
support services to Australian Defence Force (ADF) for these radios, including
training, installation, maintenance, system integration and engineering.
Harris is committed to delivering best-in-class products
and systems as well first-rate support to our military and public safety
customers around the world. Our program management, engineering and customer
service teams are the best in the business and they will ensure the smooth
deployment and integration of our tactical radio systems,” said Brendan
O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications.
Harris said it has already shipped more than 160,000
units of the AN/PRC-152 handheld radio to U.S., NATO and other allied forces worldwide.
The radio provides voice and data capabilities over the 30 MHz to 512 MHz
frequency range and supports SINCGARS, Havequick II, VHF/UHF AM and FM, APCO
P25 and both DAMA and the new Integrated Waveform for satellite communications.
The Falcon II AN/PRC-150 is part of the most-widely
deployed family of HF radios and the only one to offer NSA-certified Type-1
information security. The radio covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range
and comes with a removable keypad/display unit.