Order for Falcon III Radios
- Warfighters can share voice, data and situational awareness with battalion and brigade levels
- Two-channel radio provides WNW, SRW and SINCGARS waveforms
- Order reinforces Harris' position as leading provider of tactical radios to the DoD
The U.S. Army has placed an initial order of approximately $10 million for Harris Corporation’s (NYSE:HRS) Falcon III® AN/VRC-118 Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) after receiving a Milestone C decision and authorization for a limited rate production of the radios.
The two-channel Harris MNVR solution is based on the company’s combat-proven Falcon III® tactical wideband networking technology and uses the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW). It enables warfighters to share voice, data and video and also operates as a node in a mobile network — so information can be transmitted from one MNVR system to another until it reaches its destination. The Army has deemed the radio operationally effective and stated that it enhances solider effectiveness. The radios will be used to field the 1st and 3rd Brigades of the 82nd Airborne Division as part of Capability Set 17.
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"MNVR has proven that it provides the Army a robust capability between battalion and above and company and below to allow continued brigade operations in satellite denied environments,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, Harris Tactical Communications. "The MNVR supports the warfighters’ mission and exceeds system reliability, operational availability and maintainability requirements.”
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