Harris to provide Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) for Morocco
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. – Military radio communications experts at Harris Corp. will provide legacy Single-Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems (SINCGARS) to the government of Morocco under terms of a $71 million order announced Wednesday.
SINCGARS is a combat networked radio for voice and data communications that comes in vehicle-mount, backpack, airborne, and handheld versions. Designed in the 1980s the radio uses rapid frequency hopping to maintain signals security.
This order is a modification of a May 2016 $405.5 million contract to the Harris RF Communications segment in Rochester, N.Y. to provide foreign military sales (FMS) SINCGARS radio communications to Morocco.
SINCGARS uses 25 kHz channels in the very high frequency (VHF) FM band, from 30 to 87.975 MHz. It offers single-frequency mode, as well as frequency hopping mode that hops 111 times a second.
ITT Corp. originally developed the SINCGARS beginning in 1983. ITT became Exelis Inc. in 2011, and Harris Corp. acquired Exelis in 2015, bringing the legacy SINCGARS line into Harris.
On this order Harris will do the work at locations determined with each order, and should be finished by May 2021. For more information contact Harris Tactical Communications online at www.harris.com.
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