Military radio communications order for Air Force JTRS handhelds goes to Harris

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 21 July 2009. Harris Corp. in Rochester, N.Y., will provide JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radio communications systems to the U.S. Air Force under terms of a $44 million military radio contract to provide software defined radio technology to security forces, special operations, combat engineers and Air Mobility Command (AMC).

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 21 July 2009. Harris Corp. in Rochester, N.Y., will provide JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radio communications systems to the U.S. Air Force under terms of a $44 million military radio contract to provide software defined radio technology to security forces, special operations, combat engineers and Air Mobility Command (AMC).

The Air Force radio buy is acquiring AN/PRC-152(C) radios along with vehicle adapter amplifiers, base stations, and repeater systems for use as core elements of a modern adaptive communications system. The system offers mounted and dismounted forces, secure and reliable extended range communications links among team members and back to the mission command post or tactical radio operations centers.

The AN/PRC-152(C) offers users a wide range of capabilities, including software defined radio, such as SINCGARS interoperability, APCO P25, ultra high-frequency (UHF) ground-to-ground line-of-sight communications, HAVEQUICK II, Close-Air Support and programmable encryption.

The AN/PRC-152(C) also serves as the handheld-based transceiver of the Falcon III AN/VRC-110; a high-performance, multiband vehicular system that serves as an improved alternative to legacy SINCGARS radios. The radio has been certified as compliant with version 2.2 of the JTRS Software Communications Architecture and certified Type-1 compliant by the National Security Agency (NSA).

For more information contact Harris RF Communications online at www.rfcomm.harris.com.

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