Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $12.2 million to supply additional Falcon III(r) AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios systems to the U.S. Department of Defense. The DoD is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G in support of requirements for wideband networking as well as line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications.
Software-defined and upgradeable, the AN/PRC-117G radio system delivers critical real-time information to warfighters on the move and their commanders via a man-portable radio system with significantly reduced size and weight.
"The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G addresses the full range of wideband tactical networking capabilities today, including video, network-wide e-mail and chat and biometrics," said Brendan O'Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The AN/PRC-117G radio provides warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness and command and control of the battlefield."
The AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS Software Communications Architecture (SCA)-certified and NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system and has 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 Australia. In 2010, C4ISR Journal named the AN/PRC-117G as a Big 25 award winner in the category of network systems, recognizing the technology for having "a significant impact in defeating terrorists, preventing attacks, and enabling troops to make the right decisions on the battlefield."
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