Satnews Daily
February 13th, 2017

Harris Dials In... $403M Contract with Defense Logistics Agency to Support Harris' Radios

Harris Corporation FALCON II AN/PRC-117F(C) The FALCON II AN/PRC-117F(C) includes an NSA-certified, Type 1 internal security module to provide secure voice and data needs for ground-ground, ground-air, and ground-satellite communications. The manpack Falcon III AN/PRC-117(G)(C) is intended to be fully compliant with Joint Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS or 'jitters') requirements. JTRS is a software defined radio based on the JTRS Software Communications Architecture (SCA).

A five-year, $403 million, single-award IDIQ contract by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) was awarded to Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS)  for tactical radio spares and components for DLA Land and Maritime and the US Army Communications-Electronics Command.

The contract is a continuation and expansion of previous contracts with the DLA and will provide support to additional Harris radio families. It allows the Army to secure spare and replacement parts necessary to support Harris' AN/PRC-117G, AN/PRC-150C, AN/VRC-104, AN/PRC-152, and AN/VRC-114 radios. The contract was awarded during the third quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017.

"This continuation contract allows the US Army to sustain superior tactical communications technology and extends Harris' legacy of providing the most advanced solutions to meet our customers' mission critical communications needs," said Brendan O'Connell, president, Tactical Communications, Harris Communication Systems.