SOCOM Orders Falcon Wideband Tactical Radios for $36 Million


Harris Corporation has received $36 million in orders from U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to accelerate its deployment of an advanced wideband tactical communications system. The company will provide Falcon III wideband AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios that will sustain Special Operations Forces wireless broadband capabilities at remote locations independent of existing infrastructure. “Our Falcon radios wirelessly extend the reach of network services such as situational awareness, e-mail, imagery, video, biometrics and Voice Over Internet Protocol” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business unit, Harris RF Communications. The new radios will enable deployed forces to stay connected as a team, even when operating far from each other or from a tactical operations center.

Harris has shipped more than 40,000 Falcon III wideband manpack and handheld tactical radios worldwide. These radios currently are used by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied forces worldwide. 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. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

Source: Defense-Update