The U.S. Army plans to buy 270 Harris Corp.-made radios for a unit scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in 2013, Nextgov reports.
Citing a Friday contracting notice, Bob Brewin reports the Army wants to award the company an $8.4 million contract for the radios, intended for the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Armored Division.
That contract would also cover 200 wideband networking radio upgrades for Harris AN/PRC-152 radios, Brewin reports.
Previously, Harris received a $1.9 million contract under the General Services Administration Schedule to provide the Army 62 vehicle wideband radios for the branch’s next Network Integration Evaluation exercise in October.
That exercise will occur at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico.
According to Brewin’s report, the Army’s systems integration shop plans to buy up to 5,000 wideband vehicle radios.