Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $20 M order from the US Department of Defense for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems, accessory kits and other tactical communications products.

The field-proven Harris AN/PRC-117G provides warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness of the battlefield through wireless, high-bandwidth communications, enabling applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks. The AN/PRC-117G's wideband networking capabilities give warfighters on the move and field commanders critical real-time information through a man-portable radio that is significantly smaller, lighter and more capable than legacy units.

"The AN/PRC-117G was designed to meet the warfighter's current and future needs for reliable and secure access to mission-relevant information when and where they need it," said Steve Marschilok, President, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The AN/PRC-117G, with its software-defined architecture, offers the flexibility to continuously and rapidly deliver on evolving requirements, enabling both compatibility with legacy radios and the ability to integrate powerful new capabilities."

The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and Falcon III® family of radios have been widely adopted by the US Department of Defense and key allies. The US Marine Corps recently purchased AN/PRC-117G radios, as did the Australian Department of Defence, which ordered multiple models of the Harris Falcon III radios.

The AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS SCA-certified and NSA Type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system. With its fully integrated and NSA-certified High Assurance Internet Protocol Equipment (HAIPE) networking encryption, the AN/PRC-117G provides the highest level of information assurance connectivity to tactical commanders and deployed forces in the field. This capability enables direct classified calls and data exchanges between levels of command on the battlefield.