Corporation, an international communications and information technology
company, announced that it has received a $16 million order from the U.S.
Department of Defense for additional Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack
radios will supply DoD forces with networked line-of-sight and
beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications.
field-proven AN/PRC-117G delivers unprecedented situational awareness to the
battlefield through voice, wideband data and mobile ad-hoc networking. It is
the first JTRS Software Communications Architecture-certified and NSA Type-1
certified wideband manpack radio system. Software-defined with significantly
reduced size, weight and power, the radio supports a growing number of
AN/PRC-117G delivers a unique combination of capabilities that provide the
warfighter at the tactical edge with voice, video and data in real-time,” said
Brendan O’Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF
capabilities support a range of new applications, such as collaborative chat
and secure database access. The AN/PRC-117G is a software-defined radio
developed under the JTRS Enterprise Business Model and is upgradeable to
support emerging missions according to customer requirements,” O’Connell added.
Harris has shipped 15,000
AN/PRC-117G radio systems to 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 program Enterprise Business Model (EBM).
EBM encourages companies to develop next-generation solutions in tactical
communications using their own investment capital to integrate JTRS waveform
software. In doing so, the EBM stimulates competition, increases innovation,
and reduces costs through software re-use.