Harris Corporation receives NSA MUOS waveform certification for Falcon III manpack radios

harris-1Harris Corporation of Melbourne, FL announced November 16 that it has received Type-1 National Security Agency (NSA) certification for its Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack Radio to run the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. The NSA Type-1 certification allows secure voice and data communications on the AN/PRC-117G using the MUOS waveform.

MUOS is the next-generation U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) military communications system for delivering mobile satellite connectivity through tactical radios. Harris has already successfully conducted satellite transmissions using the MUOS waveform.

Harris has delivered more than 30,000 MUOS-capable AN/PRC-117G tactical radios which will be able to deliver the enhanced capability to warfighters with a software upgrade, a diplexer and an antenna kit. This innovative and quickly-deployable solution is significantly more cost and time-efficient than procuring new radios.

“This NSA certification for the MUOS-enabled AN/PRC-117G allows us to continue providing value and leading-edge communications technology to the warfighter on the battlefield,” said Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems.

Source: Harris Corporation