Falcon III AN/PRC-117G radio from Harris Corporation obtains JTRS certification

MELBOURNE, Fla., 15 Sept. 2012. Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received joint tactical radio system (JTRS) certification for its Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio operating SRW v1.01.1. As a JTRS-certified product, the AN/PRC-117G is considered compliant with the standards set forth by the JPEO JTRS and proven to be compatible with the DOD network objectives.

JTRS Certification is part of an emerging process designed to enable competition while facilitating the development of tactical networks that are low-risk, secure and interoperable. To become JTRS certified, a device must fulfill seven separate requirements, including testing or certifications for waveform conformance and joint interoperability test center interoperability, National Security Agency information security, programmable cryptography, National Telecommunications and Information Administration spectrum compliance and Software Communications Architecture compliance. The JPEO JTRS process is designed as an interoperability and security risk reduction effort to characterize JTRS waveforms operating on a specific software defined radio (SDR).

JTRS certification establishes that the AN/PRC-117G as a certified product that meets JTRS and DoD standards in the growing market for wideband tactical radio systems. The JTRS certification process enables DoD customers to select, from a number of suppliers, the radio that is best suited for their specific mission. The certification requirements ensure that standards of interoperability, security and software reuse are maintained across the industry.

The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is a tactical wideband networking radio. It provides enhanced situational awareness of the battlefield by connecting warfighters to the tactical Internet. Through its wideband architecture, the AN/PRC-117G enables applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks.

Harris has shipped more than 22,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to different branches of the U.S. military as well as over a dozen allies including Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia, Poland and several other countries in NATO. The radio has been employed as a secure wideband tactical networking radio in Operation Enduring Freedom since 2009.


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