Microwave Journal

US Army Awards Harris Corp. $50 M Radio Contract

September 1, 2006

Harris Corp., a supplier of secure, tactical radios for defense forces worldwide, has been awarded a contract for nearly $50 M by the US Army for Harris Falcon® II AN/PRC-150„ manpack and AN/VRC-104 vehicular high frequency (HF) radios. “These advanced HF radio systems will be used for the Army’s Modularity Program and to address the critical needs of the Army National Guard and Reserve,” said Dana Mehnert, vice president and general manager of business development and operations, Harris RF Communications Division. “Harris is pleased to continue to support the Army with secure radio system solutions that address its demanding communications requirements.” Modularity is the Army’s major force-transformation initiative and involves the redesign of the operational Army into a larger, more powerful, flexible and rapidly deployable force. The AN/PRC-150 is the only HF radio with embedded communications security that has been certified for transmission of US classified information. Along with the Harris AN/PRC-117F„ multiband, multimission radio, the AN/PRC-150 has been a vital means of tactical Beyond Line of Site (BLOS) radio communications for US forces deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.