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Harris to Provide Special Operations Forces with Falcon Radios; George Helm Comments

Harris to Provide Special Operations Forces with Falcon Radios; George Helm Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

harrisHarris Corp. has won a $7 million delivery order from the Special Operations Command for additional Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios and accessories, according to a company statement.

“The AN/PRC-117G“™s software-defined and upgradeable platform enables Special Operations Forces to use high-speed data, voice and real-time video to address its Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements,“ said George Helm, president of Defense Department business at Harris RF Communications.

The radios support network-enabled missions, including intelligence reporting and analysis, collaborative chat, e-mail and biometric enrollments and allow communication by Type-1 secure voice, video and wideband data.

Helm said Harris radios are deployed across all branches of the DoD and are meant to provide situational awareness for dismounted and vehicular soldiers.

(Click Here, to read about a $297 million Falcon radio contract awarded in late 2012.)

The radios combine line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight, wideband communications capabilities and can  connect warfighters to the tactical Internet.

According to Harris, it has distributed more than 25,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to all branches of the U.S. military and over a dozen allies, including Canada, France, U.K., Germany, Italy, Australia and Poland.

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