Harris gets $10M from Poland for two radio systems
- By Mark Hoover
- Sep 18, 2012
Harris Corp. has received a $10 million order to supply radios to the Polish Ministry of National Defense.
This is Poland’s third purchase of radios from Harris.
The two models of radios being purchased are the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio and the Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios.
The Falcon III has been deployed by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as by a number of allied nations, including Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Slovakia and a number of other NATO members, the company said.
The radio provides fighters with situational awareness through wireless, high-bandwidth communications, giving critical real-time information through a man-portable radio that is smaller, lighter and more capable than legacy units, Harris said.
It delivers combat net radio, tactical satellite and ground-to-air capabilities in a lightweight platform, and will be procured to provide communications interoperability with the United States, NATO and coalition forces. It additionally provides long-range Type-1 secure beyond-line-of-sight communications to forces operating in challenging environments, Harris said.
"The AN/PRC-117G is the first and only widely deployed tactical wideband networking solution that offers secure interoperability with United States and NATO Forces,'' said Brendan O'Connell, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. "Poland's Ministry of National Defense ordered its first AN/PRC-117G manpack radios late last year, and is now deploying additional radios to expand this interoperable network to more of its deployed personnel.''
The Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range and comes with a removable keypad/display unit. It enables fighters to stay connected to mission critical information during missions where line-of-sight communications are not an option.
Mark Hoover is a contributing writer to Washington Technology.