Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Harris Corp. gains $23.5 million order from U.S. Air Force for JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radios

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, won a $23.5 million order from the U.S. Department of Defense for JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radio systems and accessories. The Joint Program Executive Office of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) awarded the order on behalf of the U.S. Air Force.

The AN/PRC-152(C) is an integrated multiband, multimission handheld radio that provides warfighters with advanced capabilities for portable line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications. The radio also serves as the dismountable transceiver in the AN/VRC-110 vehicular amplifier adapter system. The combat-proven AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely-fielded JTRS-approved handheld radio with more than 100,000 units deployed, says a company representative.

"The AN/PRC-152 is the preferred multiband handheld radio among a wide range of end users," says Steve Marschilok, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The radio has been continuously enhanced and will continue to evolve to meet changing missions and emerging requirements."

The Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) was developed by Harris following the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Enterprise Business Model and operates on the JTRS Software Communications Architecture. By adhering to the DoD's open-standards approach to radio technology, Harris Falcon III tactical radios and related systems give customers a future-focused platform that easily integrates pre-planned upgrades and new capabilities while offering compatibility with legacy radios.

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