ROCHESTER, NY, July 20, 2009 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded $44 million in orders to provide JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radios and accessories to the U.S. Air Force. The radios will support the changing communication needs of the entire Air Force enterprise, including Security Forces, Special Operations, Combat Engineers and Air Mobility Command (AMC).
The Air Force is acquiring AN/PRC-152(C) radios along with vehicle adapter amplifiers, base stations, and repeater systems for use as core elements of a modern adaptive communications system. The system offers mounted and dismounted forces, secure and reliable extended range communications links among team members and back to the Mission Command Post or Tactical Operations Centers.
"Air Force personnel are taking on additional duties outside the wire, and as a result are in need of advanced communication capabilities that are smaller, lighter and more mobile," said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. "Harris is pleased to be the supplier of choice. More than 80,000 JTRS-approved, multiband, multi-mission Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) radios have been deployed around the world. This radio addresses the interoperability needs of today's warfighter and is fully upgradeable to address changing technical standards and mission requirements."
The AN/PRC-152(C) offers users a wide range of capabilities such as SINCGARS interoperability, APCO P25, ultra high-frequency (UHF) ground-to-ground line-of-sight communications, HAVEQUICK II, Close-Air Support and programmable encryption. The AN/PRC-152(C) also serves as the handheld-based transceiver of the Falcon III AN/VRC-110; a high-performance, multiband vehicular system that serves as an improved alternative to legacy SINCGARS radios. The radio has been certified as fully compliant with version 2.2 of the JTRS Software Communications Architecture and certified Type-1 compliant by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next-generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets, with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and 15,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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