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US Marine Corps Awards Harris Corp. $140 M in Orders for Radios

May 11, 2006
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Harris Corp. announced that the US Marine Corps has awarded the company orders totaling approximately $140 M for Falcon® II AN/PRC-150(C) high frequency (HF) radios and AN/PRC-117F(C) multiband, multimission radios (MBMMR). The orders have been awarded under two previously announced contracts. Harris will supply its AN/PRC-150(C) manpack and AN/VRC-104(V) vehicular systems as well as its AN/PRC-117(C) manpack and AN/VRC-150(V) vehicular systems. The Falcon II software-defined radio systems will allow the US Marine Corps to replace its legacy AN/PRC-104, AN/PRC-113 and AN/PSC-5 radios. “We are privileged to continue serving the US Marine Corps and are honored that they have chosen to replace their current radios with our Falcon II radio systems,” said Dana Mehnert, vice president and general manager of US Government Products, Harris RF Communications Division. “Harris has emerged as a primary tactical communications supplier to the US Marine Corps with the MBMMR and HF standardization programs.” The AN/PRC-150(C) and AN/PRC-117F(C) radio systems will be used to upgrade and replace the Marine Corps’ active duty and reserve components’ legacy tactical radio systems and also will be used for other USMC programs such as: Target Location, Designation and Hand-Off System (TLDHS); Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV); and Light Armored Vehicle-Command and Control (LAV-C2). The Harris AN/PRC-150(C) is an advanced high frequency radio covering the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency spectrum and its embedded communications security has been certified for transmission of US classified information. The AN/VRC-104(V)3 is a fully integrated, vehicular communications system that includes the Harris AN/PRC-150(C) tactical radio and a 150 W, high frequency power amplifier. The Harris AN/PRC-117F(C) is an advanced multiband radio covering the entire 32 to 512 MHz frequency spectrum. Its embedded COMSEC has NSA certification, ensuring compliance with secure US Government Type-1 encryption algorithms. In addition, the radio is JITC certified for operation over military standard satellites. The AN/VRC-103(V) is a fully integrated, vehicular communications system that includes the Harris AN/PRC-117F(C) tactical radio and the Harris AM-7588 multiband power amplifier. This system also covers the entire 30 to 512 MHz frequency range while offering 50 W transmit power and on-the-move communications capabilities.

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