Harris Corp. to provide U.S. Marine Corps with Falcon III radio systems

MELBOURNE, Fla., 16 March 2012. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $64 million from the U.S. Marine Corps for its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios, vehicular amplifier adapters, antennas and field support. The AN/PRC-117G radios and vehicular systems will provide Marine forces with voice and mobile wideband data communications for expeditionary missions.

The AN/PRC-117G is a part of the Falcon III wideband radio family that delivers situational awareness on the battlefield. Software-defined and upgradeable, the AN/PRC-117G provides users with voice and data communications. The radio supports emerging combat applications such as streaming video, collaborative chat and other applications. The Falcon III family also includes the NSA Type-1 certified AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio.


The AN/PRC-117G is a JTRS Software Communications Architecture-certified and NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system. With its fully integrated and NSA-certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Equipment (HAIPE) networking encryption, the AN/PRC-117G provides information assurance to tactical units.

More than 16,000 AN/PRC-117G radio systems have been deployed by the U.S. DoD and allies such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, other NATO nations and Australia.


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