Harris Corporation receives $27 million in orders from USSOCOM for Falcon III wideband tactical radios

Harris 112Harris Corporation has received $27 million in orders from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for Falcon III® manpack and handheld tactical radios, the Melbourne, FL-based company announced April 13.

USSOCOM is acquiring additional Falcon III wideband AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios as it continues to deploy its NSA-accredited wideband tactical communications network. The radios enable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to extend secure wideband networking to the tactical edge, in addition to critical terrestrial and ground-to-air communications.

“The Harris Falcon III radios enable the SOF to stay connected wherever the tactical edge happens to be,” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “Our products support SOF-unique capabilities and include a full suite of DOD waveforms to provide interoperability across all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.”

Harris RF Communications is a global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government, and commercial organizations. The company’s 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.

Source: Harris Corporation