Harris Demos Airborne Networking Radio and Air-to-Ground Interoperability

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) will demonstrate the first-ever production-ready U.S. military radio that delivers wideband networking capabilities among helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles and ground troops at the 2013 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, October 21-23, Harris Booth #1725.

The Harris Airborne Multi-channel Radio (HAMR) provides two channels of wideband communications in the same size, weight and power configuration as a single-channel radio. Having two encrypted channels enables the military to communicate using voice, high-speed IP-networked data, and full-motion video in air-to-air and air-to-ground communications at 100 times the speed of legacy narrowband radios.

HAMR is based on the Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A multiband handheld radio, which is Joint Tactical Radio System certified to operate as part of the Department of Defense architecture for battlefield networking. HAMR offers VHF/UHF interoperability for legacy waveforms including AM/FM line-of-sight, SINCGARS and Havequick I/II, as well as the newer wideband networking waveforms such as the Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform and the Soldier Radio Waveform.

"HAMR uses the same field-proven technology and is fully interoperable with our Harris Falcon family of tactical radios, which are in use today by ground troops around the world," said Ed Zoiss, vice president and general manager, Defense Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems. "We are applying our expertise in tactical radios and networking technology to meet the military's unique airborne environment needs."

The demonstration follows Harris' introduction last month of its RF-7850A-MR airborne radio for international military users.

Source: Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
Date: Oct 21, 2013