Harris Corp. has launched a radio system equipped with multiple channels intended to help the Defense Department execute battlefield communications operations.
The manpack radio has two channels integrated into a single chassis and works to transmit voice and data between multiple networks for warfighters to gain situational awareness and receive mission command, Harris said Monday.
Harris built the radio system based on the company's Falcon III wideband networking radios as part of requirements under the DoD's Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor radio program.
“This new radio will provide warfighters with the same performance and innovation they have come to expect from Harris' field-proven Falcon III family of radios,“ said George Helm, president of Defense Department business within Harris' RF communications division.
The radio takes only a single battery to operate, according to the firm.
The new offering was introduced at the 2013 Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 21.
Harris intends for the Falcon III manpack to fulfill the U.S. government's wideband and narrowband waveform requirements.
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