Microwave Journal

Harris Corp. Receives $78 M HF Radio Systems Order

February 26, 2010

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received an order valued at $78 M to provide additional Falcon II® AN/VRC-104 high-frequency tactical radio systems for use in US Department of Defense (DoD) Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV). This order was placed by the US Marine Corps Systems Command on behalf of the DoD's Joint MRAP program.

"Harris continues to provide the most reliable and secure beyond line-of-sight radio technology to this critically important program," said Steve Marschilok, President, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "Our radios deliver life-saving communication capabilities in the most dangerous of missions for all types of MRAP vehicles. We are providing ongoing support for this program with our high-performance tactical radios and unmatched customer service."

The AN/VRC-104 is a vehicular transceiver/amplifier that includes the AN/PRC-150(C ), a Type-1 high-frequency manpack radio. Harris HF radios are in widespread use by all branches of the US Department of Defense and allies around the world.

Harris RF Communications is a global 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 family of radios supporting the US military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a supplier of assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets.