Satnews Daily
December 31st, -0001

For USMC Use (Comms)

[SatNews] This new contract for the Company encompasses tactical radios as well as field support and remote controls...

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received orders totaling $25 million from the U.S. Marine Corps for Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack tactical radio systems, remote controls, other accessories and field support. The AN/PRC-117G is providing the Marine Corps with advanced communication capabilities for interoperable voice and wideband networking of the battlefield. The field-proven AN/PRC-117G, deployed widely by the Marines and other branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, is a first-of-its-kind radio system. The radio enables mobile ad-hoc wideband networking of the battlefield for voice and high-bandwidth data communications such as streaming video, collaborative chat and other applications. The Marine orders were received by Harris in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011.

The AN/PRC-117G provides warfighters with real-time information through a man-portable software-defined radio with significantly reduced size and weight. In addition to the radios, the Marines are acquiring RF-7800R remote controls, which provide full remote control capability of the Falcon II and Falcon III product lines, including the AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152. The RF-7800R remote controls provide support for both voice and networked data applications. Harris developed the AN/PRC-117G wideband radio following the JTRS program Enterprise Business Model (EBM). The EBM encourages companies to develop next-generation solutions in tactical communications using their own investment capital to integrate JTRS waveform software. In doing so, the EBM stimulates competition, increases innovation, and reduces costs through software re-use.