Harris Corp. Receives French, U.S. Radio Orders

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Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., said March 15 it has received orders with a combined value of $16.5 million to supply communications gear to the U.S. and French militaries.

Under a $5.5 million order, Harris will supply Falcon 2AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems to the U.S. Defense Department for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All Terrain Vehicles, Harris said.

The AN/VRC-103 includes the Falcon 2 AN/PRC 117F(C) software-defined manpack radio. The AN/PRC 117F covers multiple frequencies using military standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with ground-based and airborne equipment.

Harris also received an $11 million order from the Direction Générale de l’Armement, France’s arms procurement agency, for Falcon 3 multiband manpack and hand-held tactical radios.

Harris will provide French forces with AN/PRC-117G wideband networking radios, associated AN/VRC-114 vehicular amplifier adapters and other accessories. The AN/PRC-117G provides mobile ad-hoc networking to forces on foot and in vehicles.

France also acquired Harris’ Falcon 3 AN/PRC-152(C) tactical hand-held radios, which provide portable line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight applications. The radio also serves as the dismountable transceiver in the AN/VRC-110 vehicular amplifier adapter system.