Harris to equip next generation MRAP vehicles with JTRS-approved Falcon III radios

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 29 May 2010. Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) will supply additional Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios and AN/VRC-110 vehicular amplifier adapter systems to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (MRAP-ATVs). Harris radios are installed in the majority of M-ATV vehicles deployed to Afghanistan.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., 29 May 2010. Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) will supply additional Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios and AN/VRC-110 vehicular amplifier adapter systems to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (MRAP-ATVs). Harris radios are installed in the majority of M-ATV vehicles deployed to Afghanistan.

The AN/VRC-110 is a multiband vehicular radio system, consisting of an amplifier adapter and two Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios, which serve as handheld transceivers. The AN/VRC-110 enables warfighters to maintain communications in dismount operations by allowing the AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radios to be quickly removed from the vehicle while remaining powered on and connected to the network, Harris officials say. The combat-proven AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely-fielded JTRS-approved handheld radio with more than 100,000 units deployed.

The Falcon III AN/VRC-110 and AN/PRC-152(C) were developed by Harris following the U.S. military's JTRS Enterprise Business Model. Both radios operate on the JTRS Software Communications Architecture.

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