Harris Corp. said Thursday it has been awarded Falcon II radio contracts by the U.S. Army valued at more than $30 million. The devices are manufactured at RF Communications division in Rochester.
The contracts are for AN/PRC-117F manpack and vehicular multi-band, multi-mission radios. The radios use advanced Harris software-defined radio technology to provide embedded communications security, satellite communications and electronic counter-countermeasure capabilities.
The radios will support units deployed in support of operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and are part of the Armyâ€™s modularity redesign.
â€œThe Army is creating a more modular and responsive force, and these multi-mission radios offer the flexibility needed to address the wide range of their radio communication needs,â€ said Dana Mehnert, vice president and general manager of business development and operations at RF Communications. â€œThese radios also provide a vital, secure, beyond-line-of-sight communication capability for command and control that is not currently met by the Armyâ€™s combat net radios.â€
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