Harris Corp. wins $11 million Australian Department of Defence order for Falcon III tactical radios for vehicular communication application
MELBOURNE, Fla., 15 March 2011. Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, won an $11 million order from the Australia Department of Defence (DoD) for Falcon III tactical radios as part of a networked battlefield communications system in Army vehicles.
Harris is supplying the Australian DoD with Falcon III RF-152(C) handheld radios and RF-300M Trimline Vehicular Adapters for installation into a variety of Army vehicles, including Army Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles. The Harris equipment provides interoperable tactical voice and data communications for ground-to-ground and ground-to-air applications.
"The AN/PRC-152(C) handheld and vehicular radio system links vehicles and soldiers into the larger battlefield network, enabling seamless communications while on the move,'' says Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications.
The combat-proven AN/PRC-152(C) is an important part of the integrated Battlespace Communications System to meet ADF's objectives, including networking the Adaptive Army.
The Falcon III RF-300M-TV Trimline Vehicular Amplifier (TVA) is a low-profile, single-channel power amplifier, with a single AN/PRC-152(C) serving as the dismountable handheld transceiver. The TVA is streamlined to fit into vehicles where space is at a premium.