Harris Corporation Receives $81 Million in Orders from U.S. Special Operations Command for Falcon III Multiband Manpack Radios

Top Quote Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $81 million for its Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack tactical radios from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 30, 2012 - The radios will allow USSOCOM to broadly deploy Type-1 secure wideband tactical communications and ISR capabilities.

    The orders are part of a new IDIQ contract awarded to Harris to support USSOCOM's Capital Equipment Replacement Program. This program represents the initial phases of the modernization of the SOCOM tactical radio inventory. Under terms of the contract, Harris also will provide its Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio, a wideband solution for dismounted users.

    "Harris Falcon III radio systems will provide unique capabilities to communicate by Type-1 secure voice, video and wideband data," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The combat-proven Falcon III® family provides a complete solution for the emerging requirements of the tactical network for wireless, secure, high-data rate communications. The result is improved command and control and situational awareness through better informed warfighters."

    The AN/PRC-117G provides USSOCOM with a robust upgradeable platform that enables the addition of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities such as video. The AN/PRC-117G is the first NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system. The AN/PRC-117G enables dismounted and vehicular warfighters to communicate via voice, video and data in real time. The wideband capabilities of the radio support network-enabled missions such as collaborative chat, video, e-mail, biometric enrollments and more from the field. The radio provides the highest level of information assurance connectivity to tactical units via NSA-certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Equipment encryption.

    Harris has shipped more than 20,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to U.S. and allied forces such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, other NATO countries and Australia. The AN/PRC-117G is the first radio to receive NSA Type-1 HAIPE certification to operate the Soldier Radio Waveform, developed by the JTRS Joint Program Executive Office.

    Harris RF Communications 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® 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® 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.

    About Harris Corporation

    Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

    Contact Information:

    Ben Rand
    RF Communications
    ben.rand ( @ ) harris dot com

    Jim Burke
    Harris Corporation
    jim.burke ( @ ) harris dot com

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