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April 3rd, 2015

Harris' Falcon III Flying Into NATO Nation With Tactical Wideband + High Frequency Radios

[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $16 million order from a NATO nation for wideband and high-frequency (HF) radios from the company’s Falcon® line of tactical radios.

Signaleers from the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade (Airborne) operate the AN/PRC-117G using a TACSAT [tactical satellite] antenna during new equipment training at Fort Bragg, N.C.

95th CA Brigade (Airborne) PAO photo.

The nation is acquiring the Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G manpack, AN/PRC-152A handheld, and AN/PRC-150 HF radios, which provide Type-1 secure voice and data communications for wideband networking and beyond-line-of-sight environments.

Harris AN/PRC-152A handheld.

“The Harris Falcon III tactical radio product line provides reliable interoperability with U.S. and NATO forces, enabling the nation’s military personnel to securely and seamlessly communicate during joint missions,” said Brendan O'Connell, president, Tactical Communications, Harris RF Communications. “In addition, Falcon III radios also enable high-bandwidth applications for heightened situational awareness such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, and collaborative chat.”

Harris RF Communications' Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld, and vehicular applications. Falcon III® is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility, and transportation markets—with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.