L3Harris Technologies has received full rate production orders for the U.S. Army’s handheld, manpack & small form-fit (HMS) program providing advanced multi-channel, multi-mission communications for the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN).
The Army awarded L3Harris more than $200 million for the multi-channel, software-defined Falcon IV® AN/PRC-163 handheld Leader Radios and AN/PRC-158 manpack radios that will increase warfighter effectiveness by enabling and multi-mission networking capability. The radios also fully support the Army’s unified network strategy, that will allow flexibility to upgrade waveforms as new technology emerges.
“The transition to full rate production is a major step forward for the U.S. Army in fielding their new Integrated Tactical Network and we are honored to support them with tactical radio solutions that make the ITN possible,” said Dana Mehnert, president, Communication Systems, L3Harris. “Our continued performance on HMS and the ENVG-B program are the most recent examples of how L3Harris is supporting the U.S. Army’s key priorities for its unified network and increasing situational awareness, mobility, survivability and lethality for our soldiers.”
The Army’s indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contracts for the handheld leader and manpack radios include a five-year base and an additional five-year option, with a ceiling of more than $16 billion. The Army expects to purchase approximately 100,000 two-channel Leader Radios and 65,000 HMS Manpack radios.