US Army Expands Deployment of JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $26.7 million order via the GSA, FAS Assisted Acquisition Services to provide the U.S. Army with upgraded Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G tactical radios and accessories that will enable the broader use and application of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Soldier Radio Waveform.

The AN/PRC-117G is the only full-production radio certified by the NSA for Type-1 implementation of SRW on the battlefield. Developed by the JTRS program, SRW is a Department of Defense voice and data waveform standard used to extend battlefield IP networks to the tactical edge.

"This order will accelerate and broaden the deployment of SRW, which is a key component in the DoD's transition to a networked battlefield," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "Harris is leading the way in porting, testing, certifying and deploying SRW systems, both in the AN/PRC-117G manpack and, shortly, the AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio. We are committed to delivering wideband capability with the highest standards of portability and interoperability."

The field-proven AN/PRC-117G provides unprecedented situational awareness through wideband networking of the battlefield. The software-defined, upgradeable AN/PRC-117G enables applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks. Harris has shipped more than 20,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to all branches of the U.S. military as well as allies such as Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia, Poland and several other countries in NATO. The radio is combat proven and exhaustively tested in field exercises and laboratory environments.

Source: Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
Date: Jun 5, 2012