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L3Harris receives Army purchase orders for Leader and Manpack radios

L3Harris Technologies Inc. has been selected by the U.S. Army to manufacture 1,540 AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld radios and AN/PRC-158 Manpack radios under a Firm Fixed Price (FFP) award as part of multi-vendor Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract.

As one of two companies selected by the Army to produce radios under the contracts, L3Harris in Rochester will produce 2498 Leader Radios under a $118,700,000 purchase order and produce 2,320 Manpack Radios under a $226,508,661.49 purchase order.

“These well-earned contracts will support jobs at L3Harris, boosting the recovery of the entire Rochester-Finger Lakes region after the economic devastation of the COVID pandemic,” said Sen. Charles Schumer )D-NY) in a statement. “These continued contracts show that the Army recognizes that L3Harris has proven time and time again that it can make superior radios for the U.S. military and our allies around the world. I was proud to work hard on behalf of this world-class producer of radios, and will always fight for investments that both protect our troops and provide a shot in the arm to the Rochester-Finger Lakes economy.”

Schumer is a longtime supporter of L3Harris in Rochester. In 2015, the Army selected the manufacturer as a supplier for the $3.9 billion IDQ Leader radio contract, and in 2016 selected the company as a supplier for the $12.7 billion IDIQ Manpack radio contract. Schumer had pushed for multi-vendor contracts so that all manufacturers, including L3Harris, would have a level playing field in the competitive process.

“I commend Sen. Schumer for his support of open competition and our efforts to deliver on a critical need for the U.S. Army,” said Christopher Kubasik, chairman and CEO of L3Harris. “This multi-year contract will maintain hundreds of jobs in Rochester and sustain small and large suppliers across New York State that will help the DoD stay ahead of the technology curve.”

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