Microwave Journal

Harris Corp. Receives Order for High-frequency Radio Systems

June 13, 2010

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $139 M order to provide additional Falcon II® AN/VRC-104 high-frequency (HF) tactical radio systems for the US Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program. The radio systems will be installed in new standard-size MRAP vehicles and MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV).

"The DoD's Joint MRAP Program has standardized on our AN/VRC-104 vehicular system, which includes the AN/PRC-150(C) HF radio, for long-range communication requirements," said Steve Marschilok, President, US Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "This software-defined radio system will provide beyond-line-of-sight communications in the rugged and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. We're continuing to provide our US and international defense customers the broadest portfolio of field-proven, future-focused communications technologies that meet mission needs today and tomorrow."

The AN/VRC-104 system is a vehicular transceiver/amplifier that includes the AN/PRC-150(C), a Type-1 certified HF radio. In addition to the AN/VRC-104 and AN/PRC-150(C), Harris radios systems in a range of configurations have been installed in MRAP vehicles across the DoD's fleet. Harris RF Communications is a supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the US military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide.