Harris bags $20 million order to provide Falcon III AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radios


Harris Corporation announced that it has
received $20 million in orders from the U.S. Army’s Project Manager-MRAP via
the GSA, FAS Assisted Acquisition Services to provide Falcon III AN/PRC-117G
multiband manpack radios and associated AN/VRC-114 vehicular amplifier adapters
for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.

PM-MRAP is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G radios and related vehicular
systems to provide the ability to upgrade to MUOS satellite communications as
directed by Army G3/5/7 LANDWARNET. Currently, the majority of the U.S. Army
MRAP vehicles are equipped with the Harris Falcon II AN/PRC-117F.

The acquisition of AN/PRC-117G radios provides SATCOM on-the-move
capability to MRAP vehicles and could expand capabilities available to crew
members to include streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds,
collaborative chat and connectivity to secure networks.

The field-proven AN/PRC-117G, deployed by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine
Corps, provides unprecedented situational awareness on the battlefield by
delivering critical real-time information to warfighters on the move.

Software-defined and upgradeable, the radio enables mobile ad-hoc networking,
voice and high-bandwidth data applications and support a growing number of
network-enabled missions. The radios also provide access to
beyond-line-of-sight tactical satellite communications through implementation
of the Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) and Integrated Waveform (IW).

Harris has shipped more than 16,000 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).

The 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.

By Telecomlead.com Team
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