U.S. Special Ops Places $81 Million Order with Harris Corporation

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Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $81 million for its Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack tactical radios from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The radios will allow USSOCOM to broadly deploy Type-1 secure wideband tactical communications and ISR capabilities.

The orders are part of a new IDIQ contract awarded to Harris to support USSOCOM’s Capital Equipment Replacement Program. This program represents the initial phases of the modernization of the SOCOM tactical radio inventory. Under terms of the contract, Harris also will provide its Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio, a wideband solution for dismounted users.

“Harris Falcon III radio systems will provide unique capabilities to communicate by Type-1 secure voice, video and wideband data,” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “The combat-proven Falcon III® family provides a complete solution for the emerging requirements of the tactical network for wireless, secure, high-data rate communications. The result is improved command and control and situational awareness through better informed warfighters.’’

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