Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded $44 M in orders to provide JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radios and accessories to the US Air Force. The radios will support the changing communication needs of the entire Air Force enterprise, including Security Forces, Special Operations, Combat Engineers and Air Mobility Command (AMC).

The Air Force is acquiring AN/PRC-152(C) radios along with vehicle adapter amplifiers, base stations and repeater systems for use as core elements of a modern adaptive communications system. The system offers mounted and dismounted forces, secure and reliable extended range communications links among team members and back to the Mission Command Post or Tactical Operations Centers.

The AN/PRC-152(C) offers users a wide range of capabilities such as SINCGARS interoperability, APCO P25, ultra high-frequency (UHF) ground-to-ground line-of-sight communications, HAVEQUICK II, Close-Air Support and programmable encryption. The AN/PRC-152(C) also serves as the handheld-based transceiver of the Falcon III AN/VRC-110, a high-performance, multiband vehicular system that serves as an improved alternative to legacy SINCGARS radios. The radio has been certified as fully compliant with version 2.2 of the JTRS Software Communications Architecture and certified Type-1 compliant by the National Security Agency (NSA).