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USMC Awards L3Harris $750M IDIQ Contract for Multi-Channel Radios

  • Enables interoperability across U.S. DoD, Special Operations Command and key allies
  • Provides true resilience against peer adversary threats, key for Force Design 2030 and JADC2
  • Further extends successful partnership with Marines of delivering battle-proven communications

The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a competitive 10-year, $750 million single-award IDIQ contract for multi-channel handheld and vehicular radio systems.

The L3Harris Falcon IV® family of manpack and handheld radios selected by the USMC have been broadly adopted by the U.S. Army, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Air Force and a growing number of key allies to provide secure, resilient and interoperable communications capabilities.

The AN/PRC-163 is the most advanced hand radio available in the world today. Providing a wide range of secure communications waveforms – while simultaneously integrating voice and data communications, network routing, and gateway functions – the radios offer true resilience against peer adversary threats, which is critical to achieving the Marine Corps’ vision for Force Design 2030 and enabling Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2). In addition, the flexible software-defined architecture enables Marines to quickly add new waveforms and enhanced capabilities to address evolving requirements.

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“This latest award extends our long and successful partnership with the Marines – we are committed to delivering and supporting battle-proven radios that provide secure and resilient communications to meet their unique mission needs,” said Chris Aebli, President, Tactical Communications, L3Harris. “Our leadership in software-defined communications architecture enables L3Harris to deliver enduring value while consistently meeting rigorous requirements for performance, size, weight and power, and security ­­— including the NSA crypto-modernization standards.”

Source: L3Harris Technologies
Date: Jan 28, 2022
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