WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army is ordering second-generation manpack radios from L3Harris Technologies Inc. and the Raytheon Technologies worth $203.2 million, ahead of a forthcoming operational test that will inform a full-rate production decision next fiscal year. C4ISR.net reports. Continue reading original article
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12 May 2020 -- The Army awarded a negotiated bilateral firm-fixed-price delivery orders to the Raytheon Technologies Collins Aerospace segment in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and to the L3Harris Technologies Communications Systems segment in Rochester, N.Y., for a total of 3,440 (1,720 each) radios and ancillaries. Delivery, which is part of its third low-rate production order, are to begin in the first quarter of fiscal 2021.
The radios are a key element to what the Army calls the integrated tactical network, the concept behind the Army’s modernized battlefield network that will incrementally add capabilities units every two years beginning in 2021.
The orders will support the ITN and tactical satellite modernization efforts, as well as security force assistance brigades and future deployments, according to the Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T).
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