Marine Corps boosts Harris radio order to $586 million

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 22 Dec. 2005. Harris Corp. today announced that the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) has increased the ceiling value of a five-year $75 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract announced in March 2005 to $586 million.

Dec 22nd, 2005

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 22 Dec. 2005. Harris Corp. today announced that the Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) has increased the ceiling value of a five-year $75 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract announced in March 2005 to $586 million.

Under the contract, Harris is supplying the Marines with high-frequency (HF) AN/PRC-150(C) Falcon II radio systems for tactical, secure, and joint communications applications. Harris has been awarded the first delivery order totaling approximately $52 million.

Under the contract, Harris will supply its AN/PRC-150(C) manpack and AN/VRC-104(V)3 vehicular systems.

The Harris AN/PRC-150(C) is an advanced high-frequency radio covering the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency spectrum. It is the only HF radio with embedded communications security that has been certified for transmission of U.S. classified information.

The AN/VRC-104(V)3 vehicular product is a fully integrated communications system that includes the Harris AN/PRC-150(C) tactical radio and 150 watt high-frequency power amplifier. This system also covers the 30 to 60 MHz frequency range offering secure Type-1 interoperability with the Marine Corps' AN/PRC-117F(C) multiband multimission radios (MBMMR).

The radios will be used to modernize the Marine Corps' active duty and reserve components' legacy high-frequency tactical radio systems, the MRC-138s and GRC-193s, and will also be used for other USMC programs.

"We are very pleased to continue our long and successful relationship with the Marine Corps by providing advanced secure communications systems such as the AN/PRC-150(C) and ongoing support for the Marines in the field," said Dana Mehnert, vice president and general manager of U.S. government products in the Harris RF Communications Division. "This decision by the Marines exemplifies the confidence they have in the dependability and security of Harris radios that will now play an even greater role in providing the reliable communications so critical to the effectiveness of their missions."

The Harris AN/PRC-150(C) HF manpack radio, which provides Marines with secure, long-range voice and data capabilities even in the harshest conditions, has become the long-range combat net radio of choice for U.S. and allied military forces. Its embedded information security features enable secure ground-to-ground and ground-to-air communications in all HF modes and in fixed-frequency modes with SINCGARS radios.

Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems, and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide.

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Fla., the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees -- including 5,500 engineers and scientists -- dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications(tm) products, systems, and services. The company's operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, see www.harris.com.

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