The sizable order worth $50 million for Falcon III AN/PRC-160 HF radios has been awarded to L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) as a follow-on delivery order for Falcon III AN/PRC-160 HF radios and related equipment from the U.S. Marine Corps as part of its High Frequency Radio II modernization program. The order is part of the Navy Portable Radio Program five-year IDIQ contract received in 2017.
As part of the modernization program the Marine Corps selected the AN/PRC-160 to replace legacy L3Harris HF radios as it is a modern solution for beyond-line-of-sight communications in a satellite-denied environment.
Additionally, the AN/PRC-160 is the smallest, lightest and fastest wideband HF manpack available that provides 10X throughput over legacy systems, and is is the only HF manpack that meets new NSA crypto-modernization standards.The system’s software-defined architecture allows encryption updates, ensuring mission-critical information stays secure. It also enables command and control in a degraded environment and long-range voice and data with interoperability across U.S. and Coalition forces.
Dana Mehnert, President, Communication Systems, L3Harris stated that the AN/PRC-160 delivers the security and resilience the Marine Corps needs for its tactical radio modernization programs, while providing unmatched capability for Marines on the battlefield. These radios provide high-speed, long-range HF communications that meet the Marine Corps’ demanding program of record requirements.