Harris Corporation, an international communications and information
technology company, has received a $16 million order from the U.S. Army for
Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios systems.
The Army is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G radios as part of
its transition to a networked digital battlefield. The AN/PRC-117G
features a software-defined, upgradeable platform for both voice and data that
supports network-enabled missions such as convoy tracking, mission operations
planning and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).
“The AN/PRC-117G provides the Army with the most
versatile platform for terrestrial and satellite communications,” said
Brendan O’Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF
“The AN/PRC-117G is widely deployed by all branches
of the Department of Defense, fulfilling current requirements, and is
upgradeable to meet the emerging requirements of tomorrow,” O’Connell
The AN/PRC-117G is a JTRS Software Communications
Architecture-certified, NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system.
With its fully integrated and NSA-certified High Assurance Internet
Protocol Equipment (HAIPE) networking encryption, the AN/PRC-117G provides the
highest level of information assurance to tactical units.
The development of the AN/PRC-117G manpack radio has
followed the U.S. Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program’s Enterprise Business Model (EBM).
The EBM encourages companies to develop next-generation solutions in
tactical communications using their own investment capital. In doing so, the
EBM encourages competition, increases innovation, reduces costs and speeds
development of important capabilities.
The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and other Falcon III radios
have been adopted by the U.S. Department of Defense, federal agencies and key
allies such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, other NATO countries and
By TelecomLead.com Team