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October 23rd, 2017

U.S. Department of Navy 'Re-Ups' with Harris' Radios for Five Year $765 Million 

Harris' original contract for $300 million expired and now the U.S. Department of Navy is 're-upping' with a five-year, $765 million ceiling contract.


The U.S. Department of Navy has awarded Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) a five-year, $765 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract to provide tactical radios and ancillary devices to the Navy and Marine Corps.

This new contract, which replaces a $300 million IDIQ contract that expired in August, enables the U.S. Department of Navy to procure radios including the Harris AN/PRC-117G, AN/PRC-152A and the new AN/PRC-160 wideband HF/VHF radio, as well as peripheral attachments to support handheld, manpack, vehicular and base station mission needs. Additionally, the contract’s flexibility allows Harris to provide next-generation products as required. 

The Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-160(V) is the smallest, lightest, fastest wideband HF manpack available. Engineered for advanced security and performance, the Wideband HF/VHF Tactical Radio System features industry-leading encryption, breakthrough data performance and interoperability with fielded Falcon II® HF radios, including the Harris AN/PRC-150(C). 

According to Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems this award stems from their successful long-standing track record of developing and delivering the most advanced family of tactical radios. The award enables Harris to continue to meet the Navy and Marine Corps’ current and emerging needs so that they can successfully accomplish their missions around the globe.