Harris Corporation Receives $6.5 Million Order from U.S. Air Force for Falcon III Multiband Handheld RadiosTargeted News Service
MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 7 -- Harris issued the following news release:
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $6.5 million order from the U.S. Air Force for Falcon III(R) multiband, multi-mission handheld radios.
The U.S. Air Force is acquiring the Falcon III(R) AN/PRC-152(C) (http://www.rfcomm.harris.com/capabilities/tactical-radios-networking/an-prc-152/default.asp) to provide line-of-sight communications to civil engineering teams for a range of ground-based missions, such as fire and emergency management and explosive ordinance disposal.
"The AN/PRC-152(C) handheld will provide Air Force civil engineers with high-performance voice communication capabilities for a wide range of tactical missions," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The AN/PRC-152(C) is part of the broader Falcon III(R) family of radios, which addresses current operational and emerging requirements for voice and wideband data networking (http://rf.harris.com/capabilities/tactical-radios-networking/default.asp) on the battlefield."
The Air Force is acquiring the AN/PRC-152(C) radios via the Consolidated Single Channel Handheld Radios Project through the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS). The AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely fielded NSA Type-1 certified, JTRS SCA-certified handheld radio, with more than 160,000 units deployed worldwide. The radio provides capabilities such as SINCGARS interoperability, ultra high-frequency (UHF) ground-to-ground line-of-sight communications, close-air support and programmable encryption.
The AN/PRC-152(C) was developed using the JTRS Enterprise Business Model, which encourages companies to develop next-generation solutions in tactical communications using their own investment capital to integrate JTRS waveform software. This approach stimulates competition, increases innovation, and reduces costs through software re-use.
Harris RF Communications (http://www.rfcomm.harris.com/) is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon(R) family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications(R) systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets -- with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
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