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Harris Claims Marine Corps Radio Deal

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $73 million order from the U.S. Marine Corps for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios, accessory kits, remote controls and satellite communication antennas.

The Marines will deploy the AN/PRC-117G to provide high-speed networked communications that improve information gathering and dissemination at the tactical edge – where the battle is fought. The radio system extends tactical IP (Internet Protocol) connectivity and delivers critical combat applications to dismounted Marines, greatly improving situational awareness.

“The AN/PRC-117G will transform the way the U.S. Marines Corps fights by providing wireless, networked high-bandwidth communications, enabling applications such as streaming video and biometrics. In addition, these multiband radios provide reliable long-haul tactical satellite and SINCGARS voice communications, ” said Steve Marschilok, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “The 117G represents the future of tactical communications for the Department of Defense, and Harris is delivering that capability today.”

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