Harris to Develop Battlespace Comm Network for Asia-Pacific (See Video)

Harris Corporation has received a $260 million order to develop an integrated tactical communications network as part of an Asia-Pacific country’s modernization program.

The integrated network solution will include tactical radios, network planning, monitoring and routing software, and other systems and technology from Harris and partnering companies.

(The Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-158 Multi-channel Manpack (MCMP) is a modular two-channel manpack radio that covers the full 30-2500 MHz frequency range in a form factor 30% smaller than similar products. Courtesy of the Harris Corporation and YouTube)

The solution will feature Harris’ Falcon III® AN/PRC-158 multi-channel manpack radios and vehicular amplifiers and provide voice and data services to tactical forces for line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight applications.

Designed for forward-deployed teams, the Harris Multi-channel Manpack delivers superior communications security along with mission flexibility.
Compact, powerful and modular, this two-channel solution covers the full 30-2500MHz frequency range and is 30% smaller that similar products.

Type 1 Encrypted Narrowband and Wideband Networking

NSA-certified for voice and data up to Top Secret, the AN/PRC-158 meets all JTRS COMSEC and TRANSEC requirements.

Each of the manpack’s two channels can transmit and receive voice and data simultaneously, and it comes fully-equipped with integrated MUOS hardware.

Expansion slot available to provide future integration of mission modules for ISR reception, MANET and SIGINT.

Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-158 Multi-channel Manpack

Key Benefits

  • Integrated MUOS capable hardware
  • Software Communications Architecture hosts a variety of narrowband and wideband waveforms
  • Embedded routing and crossbanding
  • Optional mission modules for advanced capabilities
  • Ability to crossband voice and data

The order was received in the first quarter of fiscal 2018.

Brendan O'Connell, president, Tactical Communications, Harris Communication Systems
Brendan O’Connell, president, Tactical Communications, Harris Communication Systems

“Harris is the incumbent tactical radio provider to the country, and this order is an important step in integrating Harris’ advanced products into their tactical communications network,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, Tactical Communications, Harris Communication Systems.

“Our integrated solution will play a pivotal role in the customer’s continued modernization efforts.”

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect.

Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue.

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The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems.