[Satnews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a single-source IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $390 million to supply a new specialized handheld tactical radio to U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF)—the IDIQ contract consists of a five-year base and an additional one-year option.
Under the SOF Tactical Communications (STC) program, Harris will provide its new integrated two-channel, handheld radio that combines communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to address the SOF’s unique mission needs. The Harris STC handheld radio can operate in the harshest environments and meets rigorous requirements for small, lightweight, multiband, multi-function, multi-mission tactical radios. It can be upgraded easily and has built-in backward interoperability to communicate over legacy networks.
The Harris STC handheld radio enables SOF teams to communicate over multiple channels simultaneously with an integrated Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, and the ability to receive ISR full motion video and signals based threat information. The STC leverages Harris’ extensive experience and innovative technology from its highly successful Falcon III tactical radio family - including the AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-158 manpack radios.
“The Harris STC handheld is a highly advanced, multiband radio capable of reaching virtually anyone, anywhere, regardless of waveform or device,” said Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems. “The STC is the result of our continued investment and commitment to advancing tactical radio communications for our warfighters. It is a purpose-built radio with tremendous power and capability in a very small package.”