Friday, January 11, 2013

Harris Receives $7 M for Falcon Tactical Radios from USSOCOM

Wideband manpack radio systems modernize USSOCOM tactical communications.
    Radios provide Type-1 secure tactical communications for voice, video and wideband data.
    Upgradeable software-defined platform supports existing and emerging mission requirements.

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $7 million in orders to supply the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with additional Falcon multiband manpack radios and accessories.

The combat-proven Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G allows operators to communicate by Type-1 secure voice, video, and wideband data and support a growing number of network-enabled missions, including intelligence reporting and analysis, collaborative chat, e-mail, biometric enrollments and more.

"The AN/PRC-117G's software-defined and upgradeable platform enables Special Operations Forces to use high-speed data, voice and real-time video to address its Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "Widely deployed across all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, the AN/PRC-117G meets emerging mission requirements by providing unprecedented situational awareness for dismounted and vehicular warfighters."

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