Harris bags $25 million order from U.S. Marine Corps for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband radio


Harris Corporation, an international communications and
information technology company, has received orders totaling $25 million from
the U.S. Marine Corps for Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack
tactical radio systems, remote controls, other accessories and field support.


The AN/PRC-117G is providing the Marine Corps with
advanced communication capabilities for interoperable voice and wideband
networking of the battlefield.


The field-proven AN/PRC-117G, deployed widely by the
Marines and other branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, is a
first-of-its-kind radio system.


The radio enables mobile ad-hoc wideband networking of
the battlefield for voice and high-bandwidth data communications such as
streaming video, collaborative chat and other applications.  The Marine
orders were received by Harris in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.


“These orders highlight the successes of the Marine
Corps in deploying mobile, wideband ad-hoc networks using the
AN/PRC-117G,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, Department of Defense
business, Harris RF Communications.  


“They also demonstrate the power of the Falcon III
family, which provides end-to-end networking capability at all echelons of the
Department of Defense tactical network.  The AN/PRC-117G offers enhanced
flexibility in operational planning and execution for mounted and dismounted
users alike, and is capable of establishing reliable tactical networks to pass
chat, e-mail, ISR feeds and biometrics and other types of data,” O’Connell


The AN/PRC-117G provides warfighters with real-time information
through a man-portable software-defined radio with significantly reduced size
and weight.  


In addition to the radios, the Marines are acquiring
RF-7800R remote controls, which provide full remote control capability of the
Falcon II and Falcon III product lines, including the AN/PRC-117G and
AN/PRC-152.  The RF-7800R remote controls provide support for both voice
and networked data applications.


developed the AN/PRC-117G wideband radio 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.


Widely deployed with more than 10,000 radios shipped, the
Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the first wideband manpack radio system with a
JTRS-certified Software Communications Architecture and NSA Type-1 certified
information security. The AN/PRC-117G provides unprecedented situational
awareness through wideband networking of the battlefield and delivering
critical real-time information to warfighters on the move and their field


The AN/PRC-117G enables a growing number of
network-enabled missions such as intelligence reporting and analysis,
collaborative chat, route planning, MEDEVAC, convoy tracking and checkpoint


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

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