Harris Corporation has received contracts valued at a total of $90 million from a European nation for tactical radios as part of the country’s communications readiness program.
The contracts were received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2017.
The contracts include the Harris Falcon II® AN/PRC-150C, which provides beyond line-of-sight communications and assured communications in a satellite-denied environment, and the Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A that provides wideband voice and data capability for enhanced situational awareness.
(Using next-generation wideband waveforms—Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2®C)—it delivers ad-hoc, self-healing and adaptive networking capabilities for reliable connectivity anywhere. Courtesy of Harris Corporation and YouTube)
The Harris AN/PRC-150(C) keeps warfighters connected to mission-critical information when line-of-sight communications are not an option.
In addition to its reliable, long-range capabilities, embedded COMSEC encryption allows secure ground-to-ground and ground-to-air communications in all HF modes and in fixed-frequency modes with SINCGARS radios.
An integral Citadel®encryption mode offers secure communication interoperability with coalition forces.
HF/VHF Manpack Radio for Enhanced Tactical ISR
Software-defined for future waveform updates, the AN/PRC-150(C) features an Internet Protocol capability that allows the radio to interface with the US Army’s Tactical Internet without external boxes.
With high-speed data rates, robust digital voice, last-ditch mode and anti-jamming technologies, this manpack solution ensures warfighters stay connected to real-time battlefield intelligence even in the harshest conditions.
- Falcon® radio interoperability
- NSA certified Type 1 encryption
- High speed data up to 9600bps (HF)
- Advanced frequency hopping (ECCM) for secure communications in the presence of jamming
- Second- and third-generation Automatic Link Establishment (ALE) for fast, reliable linking and increased data link throughput, even in degraded channel conditions
The Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-152A provides simultaneous voice, video and high-speed data in a highly portable form factor.
Employing the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2®C) this handheld delivers ad-hoc, self-healing and adaptive networking capabilities to dismounted soldiers on the move.
Tactical Handheld with SATCOM and Narrowband Interoperability
This Wideband Networking Radio features a complete set of narrowband line-of-sight and UHF SATCOM capabilities for interoperability with wideband, legacy and public safety systems.
It has an SCA compliant architecture that accommodates changing mission needs and emerging waveforms with simple software upgrades.
Plus, it provides NSA certified voice and data security up to Top Secret with its Harris Sierra™ II encryption module.
- Radios provide beyond line-of-sight and assured communications in satellite-denied environments
- Includes the Falcon series AN/PRC-150C and AN/PRC-152A radio systems
- Enables full interoperability with U.S., NATO and coalition forces
The combination of the two radio systems will increase readiness and allow for full interoperability with U.S., NATO and coalition forces.
“Harris is committed to supporting this nation’s readiness effort with solutions that deliver expanded and reliable communications for the modern battlefield,” said Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems.
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