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Harris Receives $16M Army Order for Battlefield Radio System, Follows Marine Corps and Air Force Orders

The U.S. Army became the third U.S. Armed Forces branch this month to place an order for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems with Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS). The $16 million order nearly equals the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force‘s orders of $5 million and $9.4 million.

The systems will help the Army transition to a digitally-networked battlefield. The AN/PRC-117G features a software-defined and upgradeable platform for both voice and data that supports network-enabled missions such as convoy tracking, mission operations planning and medical evacuation.

“The AN/PRC-117G provides the Army with the most versatile platform for terrestrial and satellite communications, ” said Brendan O’Connell, president of Harris RF Communications’ Department of Defense business. “The AN/PRC-117G is widely deployed by all branches of the Department of Defense, fulfilling current requirements, and is upgradeable to meet the emerging requirements of tomorrow.”

The development of the AN/PRC-117G manpack radio has followed the U.S. Joint Tactical Radio System program’s enterprise business model.  The EBM encourages companies to develop next-generation tactical communications solutions with investment capital to increase innovation and competition and lower costs.

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