Harris Receives $15 M for Falcon III Radios from the USMC
- Delivering Radios to Support Growing USMC Wideband Tactical Network
- Provides Combat-proven Software Upgradeable Platform for New Networking Waveforms
- Expands Harris Leadership in Next-Generation Tactical Communications
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $15 million order to expand applications for wideband tactical networking for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Harris will provide Falcon III® vehicular radio systems and accessories to the U.S. Marine Corps AN/MRC-145 program. The system is based on the combat-proven Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G, a software upgradeable manpack radio that delivers tactical Internet capability to the battlefield and allows users to communicate by voice, video and data for enhanced command and control and situational awareness.
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"This order represents a strategic investment that will enable the Marine Corps to keep pace with rapidly changing technology," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "Our radios meet current military requirements and are positioned for future enhancements through software upgrades. We've already incorporated the Soldier Radio Waveform into the radio, and will be adding advanced tactical satellite communications capabilities offered by the new Mobile User Objective System. This flexible approach fulfills the vision of the Joint Tactical Radio System."
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