Harris wins $39 million order from USSOCOM for Falcon III multiband handheld radios

Telecom Lead America: Harris Corporation has bagged
a $39 million order for Falcon III AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld tactical
radios from U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).


The company said that this $39 million order is the
initial delivery order from a new $400 million indefinite delivery, indefinite
quantity (IDIQ) contract provided to Harris.


The contract also covers the Harris Falcon
III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio.


The AN/PRC-152A provides Department of Defense personnel
with unprecedented capabilities in a handheld radio, including wideband
tactical communications and networking,'” said George Helm, president,
Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.


The IDIQ supports USSOCOM’s Capital Equipment Replacement
Program and represents an interim step in the modernization of the SOCOM
tactical radio inventory.


The handheld tactical radios offer a broadest set of
capabilities that includes both wideband and narrowband waveforms.


The company said that the wideband networking
capabilities will initially be provided by the Harris Adaptive Networking
Wideband Waveform, already certified by the National Security Agency for Type-1
High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryption (HAIPE).


Harris said that it expects to receive NSA Type-1
certification to operate the JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform in the radio later
this year.


The AN/PRC-152A also hosts SINCGARS, VHF/UHF
Line-of-Sight, HaveQuick, IW for tactical satellite communications and other
combat net radio waveforms. This makes the AN/PRC-152A the only Type-1 HAIPE
certified wideband networking handheld radio that is also fully interoperable
with deployed DoD radios.


Harris bags $26.4 million order to supply falcon tactical
communication systems to Jordan Armed Forces


In February, Harris Corporation received a $26.4 million
order from the Kingdom of Jordan for Falcon III and Falcon II radios. These
tactical radio systems will provide modernized tactical communication capabilities
to the country’s military.


Earlier, the company got a $10 million contract from Pittsylvania County,
Virginia, to deploy a public safety digital communications system based on P25
Phase 2 standards.


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