Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
Harris Corp. has received a five-year, $1.7 billion ceiling, single-award follow-on IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) to supply secure tactical communication solutions. The contract was awarded under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program and was received during the fourth quarter of Harris’ 2016 fiscal year.
Harris Corp. was one of three awardees of a multi-award IDIQ contract to supply HMS Manpack radios to the U.S. Army. The IDIQ contract consists of a five-year base and an additional five-year option and has a ceiling of $12.7 billion. The Army expects full rate production to begin in the fourth quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2017 and to acquire approximately 65,000 HMS Manpack radios under the IDIQs.
The Boeing Co. has awarded ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, a contract for the production of approximately 90 Link 16 Small Tactical Terminals (STT) for the Lots 5 and 6 of the AH-64E Apache Guardian Attack Helicopter production line.
The U.S. Army is fielding upgrades for its at-the-halt tactical communications network, Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1, or WIN-T Inc 1, which will increase readiness, security and capability while reducing equipment by a third for a more powerful and expeditionary current and future force.
Harris Corp. has received a $10 million order from an Eastern European nation to supply high-performance, high-frequency (HF) tactical radios that will create long-range, secure communication networks and enable users to connect seamlessly with coalition partners.
Harris Corp. has been awarded a single-source IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $390 million to supply a new specialized handheld tactical radio to U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF). The IDIQ contract consists of a five-year base and an additional one-year option.
Harris Corp. has received a $21 million order from a Latin American nation for Falcon III® tactical radios that will be used to establish high data rate networks as part of a military communications modernization program.
Harris Corp. has received a $36 million order from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to supply Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband networking manpack radios that will enhance and extend voice and data connectivity down to the squad level.