Harris to Provide Falcon III AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radios
- U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps acquiring AN/PRC-117G radios through the General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (GSA, FAS) for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles for first time.
- Radios bring enhanced, next-generation capabilities to MRAPs, including the ability to upgrade to Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite communications.
- AN/PRC-117G also provides voice and data communications and wideband mobile ad-hoc networking.
PM-MRAP is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G radios and related vehicular systems to provide the ability to upgrade to MUOS satellite communications as directed by Army G3/5/7 LANDWARNET. Currently, the majority of the U.S Army MRAP vehicles are equipped with the Harris Falcon II(r) AN/PRC-117F. The acquisition of AN/PRC-117G radios provides SATCOM on-the-move capability to MRAP vehicles and could expand capabilities available to crew members to include streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat and connectivity to secure networks,
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The field-proven AN/PRC-117G, deployed by the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, provides unprecedented situational awareness on the battlefield by delivering critical real-time information to warfighters on the move. Software-defined and upgradeable, the radio enables mobile ad-hoc networking, voice and high-bandwidth data applications and support a growing number of network-enabled missions. The radios also provide access to beyond-line-of-sight tactical satellite communications through implementation of the Demand Assigned Multiple Access (DAMA) and Integrated Waveform (IW).
The AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS Software Communications Architecture-certified and NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system. With its fully integrated and NSA-certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Equipment (HAIPE) networking encryption, the AN/PRC-117G provides the highest level of information assurance to tactical units.
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