Harris Receives $15 M for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G Multiband Manpack Radios
- Air Force acquiring additional AN/PRC-117G radio systems to address tactical communication requirements of ground personnel.
- Radios provide secure access to voice, video and data for ground-to-ground, ground-to-air and air-to-ground applications.
- Order expands deployment of next-generation Falcon III line of tactical radios, systems and support for Department of Defense tactical communication requirements.
"The AN/PRC-117G manpack provides Air Force personnel with enhanced voice, video and wideband data communications," said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. "This radio delivers assured access to command and control resources, supporting new applications such as fires coordination and close air support. Combat proven and upgradeable, the AN/PRC-117G is the solution to the Air Force's current and future needs - on the ground and in the air."
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The AN/PRC-117G is deployed by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and 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 supporting applications such as streaming video, collaborative chat and secure network connectivity.
The AN/PRC-117G is a 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 connectivity to tactical units.
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Source : Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)