Satnews Daily
December 16th, 2014

Wideband Tactical Radios From Harris Heading Into Australian Defence Force

[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $38 million order to deliver Falcon III® tactical radios that will provide Australia’s armed forces with reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications.

Harris AN/PRC-152A handheld radio.

The order was awarded by the Defence Materiel Organisation of the Australian Department of Defence to support project JP2097. This project delivers enhancements to Networked Communications to meet Special Operations Command Land Mobility (LM) and Command, Control and Communications (C3) requirements.

The Australian Department of Defence is acquiring AN/PRC-152A handheld and AN/PRC-117G manpack radios to provide its forces with wideband tactical networking capabilities, as well as line-of-sight, ground-to-air and tactical satellite communications. The wideband network enables operators to send and receive tactical voice, video, and data, resulting in enhanced situational awareness and real-time intelligence. In addition, the AN/PRC-152A and AN/PRC-117G provide users with interoperability through legacy narrowband waveforms.

Harris has deployed more than 35,000 AN/PRC-117G and 20,000 AN/PRC-152A radios worldwide. They are in use by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense and more than 15 allied nations.

“This order complements the significant capabilities of Australia’s JP 2072 Program and expands our ongoing collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence," said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “Harris Falcon radios provide the ADF with wideband capabilities, a broad suite of interoperable waveforms, and the ability to easily accommodate future Joint Tactical Radio Systems waveforms.”

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