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L3Harris to Supply Handheld Tactical Radios to Air Force Under Navy Delivery Order

L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) has received an order from Naval Information Warfare Systems Command to provide Air Force personnel with nearly 1K units of its two-channel handheld tactical radio

The company’s Falcon IV AN/PRC-163 is a software-defined, multichannel radio designed to help users integrate new capabilities and simultaneously communicate over multiple channels, L3Harris said Monday. 

The radio features an ISR video mission module for improved situational awareness and can support satellite communications and mobile ad-hoc networking waveforms such as WREN and ANW2. 

Dana Mehnert, president of communication systems at L3Harris, said the company will work to provide Tactical Air Control Party airmen with communications capabilities in support of the Joint Terminal Attack Controller mission through its AN/PRC-163 radios, which will help enable the future of the Advanced Battle Management System’s communications network. 

The Navy issued the order as part of a five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Portable Radio Program awarded in 2017.

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