Harris Corporation Receives $5.5 Million Order from U.S. Department of Defense to Equip MRAP Vehicles with Falcon Multiband Tactical Radio Systems
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MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, March 11, 2011 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $5.5 million order to supply additional Falcon II® AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).
The Harris AN/VRC-103 is a fully integrated communication system that includes the Falcon II® AN/PRC-117F(C) software-defined manpack radio. Widely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the AN/PRC-117F covers multiple frequencies using military standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with a variety of ground-based and airborne equipment. The radio features advanced voice, data and tactical satellite capabilities for communicating on the networked battlefield. The AN/VRC-103 and associated AN/PRC-117F will be installed in U.S. Army MRAP-ATV vehicles. Harris Falcon series radios are installed in the majority of M-ATV vehicles currently deployed.
« The AN/PRC-117F was the first to integrate line-of-sight voice and data, ground-to-air and beyond line-of-sight satellite communications interoperability in a single manpack radio, » said Brendan O’Connell, president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. « This radio will provide the warfighter with reliable, secure communications as they embark on their daily missions. »
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 $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.