ROCHESTER, N.Y., 21 June 2007. The Harris Corp. RF Communications division in Rochester, N.Y., won a contract worth as much as $2.7 billion to supply the U.S. Department of Defense with next-generation multiband Falcon III handheld tactical radio systems.
Harris is one of two suppliers to receive contracts for Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) multiband handheld radios and orders will be awarded based on competitive bidding between the two suppliers.
The contract, awarded by the Joint Program Executive Office of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS), calls for Harris to provide Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) radios, accessories, training and field support.
Harris also will supply versions of its Falcon III AN/VRC-110 50-watt vehicular system, which is a fully integrated communications platform based on rapidly deployable Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios and offers capabilities well beyond legacy single-mode SINCGARS radios.
In addition to SINCGARS capabilities, Falcon III radios provide UHF line-of-sight communications, close-air support and tactical satellite communications, programmable encryption, and software upgradeabilty using JTRS Software Communications Architecture (SCA).
For more information contact Harris RF online at www.rfcomm.harris.com.