Harris Falcon III Radio Acquires DoD Certification; George Helm Comments

George Helm
George Helm

Harris Corp. has obtained a certification from a Defense Department body for a radio system designed to help facilitate communications between U.S. and allied military forces.

The distinction from the Joint Tactical Networking Center authorizes the use of multiband Falcon III AN/PRC-152A receivers for DoDnetworking programs, Harris said Tuesday.HARRIS1

George Helm, president of Harris RF Communications’ DoD business, said the Joint Tactical Radio System accreditation is part of the company’s goals to meet government requirements for interoperability, security and software re-use.

Harris said the AN/PRC-152A and AN/PRC-117G to become the first two radio models from the Falcon III family to receive the JTRS certification.

U.S. Special Operations Command is among defense forces inside and outside the U.S. to have used the AN/PRC-152A, which also holds the National Security Agency’s Type-1 Certification.

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