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NSA MUOS Waveform Certification for Falcon III Manpack Radios

  • Provides on-the-move connectivity for warfighters
  • More than 30,000 MUOS-capable AN/PRC-117G radios already fielded
  • Allows AN/PRC-117G to transmit secure voice and data

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received Type-1 National Security Agency (NSA) certification for its Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack Radio to run the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. The NSA Type-1 certification allows secure voice and data communications on the AN/PRC-117G using the MUOS waveform.

MUOS is the next-generation U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) military communications system for delivering mobile satellite connectivity through tactical radios. Harris has already successfully conducted satellite transmissions using the MUOS waveform.

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Harris has delivered more than 30,000 MUOS-capable AN/PRC-117G tactical radios which will be able to deliver the enhanced capability to warfighters with a software upgrade, a diplexer and an antenna kit. This innovative and quickly-deployable solution is significantly more cost and time-efficient than procuring new radios.

“This NSA certification for the MUOS-enabled AN/PRC-117G allows us to continue providing value and leading-edge communications technology to the warfighter on the battlefield,” said Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems.

Source : Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Nov 16, 2016


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