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High band networking radios from Harris Corp. will form the communications backbone of the US Army’s new Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System (IBCS). As a member of Northrop Grumman’s IBCS team, Harris will supply its radios to carry critical battle-command information, and will provide system and network engineering services over the five-year life of the program.
IBCS will integrate the fire-control networks of current and future air and missile defense systems. This command system will enable warfighters to use any combination of sensors and weapons to achieve mission objectives in a true open-architecture environment. The unique design of the Harris Highband Networking Radio™ (HNR) ensures all information from the battle command center will arrive at the right location to defend troops against a missile attack. This radio includes the first-ever use of directive beam technology to achieve higher throughput over longer distances in a robust, self-forming and self-healing directional mesh network. The Harris HNR system is a part of the US Army’s WIN-T Increment 2 program.
Systems that will be integrated via IBCS include:
Harris Defense Programs develops, supplies and integrates communications and information processing products, systems and networks for a diverse base of aerospace, terrestrial and maritime applications supporting US Department of Defense missions. Harris is committed to delivering leading-edge technologies that support the military’s ongoing transformation to network-centric communications.
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