The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) a $5 million delivery order for Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack tactical radios capable of delivering real-time information to warfighters on the move.
The radios, which can mount in vehicles, deliver wideband networking on a battlefield and provide advanced situational awareness. They will be significantly smaller and lighter than previous models. They will stream video and allow collaborative chat, among other advanced applications.
“This most recent order expands the Marine Corps’ installed base of wideband networking capabilities, supporting deployed forces with the most advanced tactical communications system available, ” said Brendan O’Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “The AN/PRC-117G offers greater flexibility in operational planning and execution and is capable of setting up tactical networks to pass chat, email, ISR feeds and biometrics and other types of data.”