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8 octobre 2015 4 08 /10 /octobre /2015 06:20
Falcon III radio Photo Harris Corporation

Falcon III radio Photo Harris Corporation


5 October 2015 army-technology.com


Harris has secured a contract to supply a new specialised, handheld, tactical communication system to the US Special Operations Forces (SOF).


Awarded by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), the $390m single-source, indefinite delivery/quantity contract consists of a five-year base period and one-year option. Under the contract, the company will deliver new integrated two-channel, handheld radios as part of the SOF Tactical Communications (STC) programme. The STC handheld radio combines communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to meet the SOF's unique mission requirements in the harshest environments. Designed to address rigorous requirements for small, lightweight, multiband, multifunction, multimission tactical radios, the STC platform can be upgraded easily and features built-in backward interoperability to communicate over conventional networks.

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20 mars 2015 5 20 /03 /mars /2015 17:20
Rockwell Collins providing secure GPS receivers for Harris tactical radios

Harris Corporation's Falcon III radios will soon be equipped with secure GPS receivers from Rockwell Collins. Photo: Harris Corporation


CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, March 19 By Richard Tomkins  (UPI)


Secure, jam-resistant GPS receivers for tactical radios are being provided to Harris Corporation by Rockkwell Collins. Rockwell Collins said Harris has ordered 5,000 of its MicroGRAM system, the largest annual purchase it has received for the system. The Micrograms are being delivered over a period of three years. "MicroGRAM enables Harris Corporation to meet military customer demands for embedded, secure GPS," said Mike Jones, vice president and general manager of Communication and Navigation Products for Rockwell Collins. "MicroGRAM protects warfighters from the growing jamming and spoofing threats on the battlefield, while enhancing survivability and mission success."


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18 mars 2015 3 18 /03 /mars /2015 17:20
Unfurlable Mesh Antennas from Harris Successfully Deploy on US Navy's 3rd MUOS Satellite


Mar 17, 2015 ASDNews Source : Harris Corporation


Two unfurlable mesh antenna reflectors developed by Harris Corporation have successfully deployed onboard the third Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) satellite built by Lockheed Martin. This represents the fifth and sixth successful Harris reflector deployments in the planned 5-satellite MUOS system. The announcement was made during Satellite 2015 being held March 16-19 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

The MUOS satellite constellation operates like a smart phone network in the sky, vastly improving current secure mobile satellite communications for warfighters on the move. Unlike previous systems, MUOS provides users and on-demand, beyond-line-of-sight capability to transmit and receive high-quality, prioritized voice and mission data, on a high-speed IP-based system. Once fully deployed, MUOS will be compatible with, but provide 16-times the capacity of the legacy UHF satellite system.


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18 décembre 2014 4 18 /12 /décembre /2014 17:35
Harris to supply Falcon III wideband tactical radios to Australian military

US soldiers using an AN / PRC-117G radio during radio operator training at Forward Operating Base Walton in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. Photo US Army.


18 December 2014 army-technology.com


Harris has received a contract to supply Falcon III tactical radios capable of delivering reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications to the Australian Defence Force (ADF).


The $38m contract was awarded by the Australian Department of Defence's Defence Materiel Organisation in support of JP2097 project.


The project delivers enhancements to networked communications to meet special operations command land mobility and command, control and communications (C3) requirements.


Under the contract, the company will supply AN / PRC-152A handheld and AN / PRC-117G manpack radios to provide ADF soldiers with wideband tactical networking capabilities, as well as line-of-sight, ground-to-air and tactical satellite communications.


The wideband network allows operators to send and receive tactical voice, video and data, resulting in enhanced situational awareness and real-time intelligence.


Harris RF Communications International Business president Brendan O'Connell said: "This order complements the significant capabilities of Australia's JP 2072 program and expands our ongoing collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence.


"Harris Falcon radios provide the ADF with wideband capabilities, a broad suite of interoperable waveforms and the ability to easily accommodate future Joint Tactical Radio Systems waveforms."


The Falcon III AN / PRC-117G radio is a software-defined, upgradable voice and data platform designed to support network-enabled operations such as convoy tracking, intelligence reporting and analysis, collaborative chat, route planning and medical evacuation missions.


Offering continuous coverage in the 30MHz to 2GHz frequency range, the widely fielded wideband networking radio AN / PRC-117G is the first Joint Tactical Radio System software communications architecture-certified, National Security Agency (NSA) Type-1 certified manpack radio system deployed by all branches of US Department of Defense.


AN / PRC-152A is designed to provide simultaneous voice and high-speed data services on the move in 225MHz to 450MHz range.


The two radios are also expected to provide users with interoperability through legacy narrowband waveforms. Harris supplied more than 35,000 AN / PRC-117G and 20,000 AN / PRC-152A radios to customers worldwide.

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25 mars 2014 2 25 /03 /mars /2014 17:20
Harris’s Falcon III radio completes interoperability testing with MUOS



21 March 2014 naval-technology.com


Harris's Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio, hosting the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform, has successfully completed initial interoperability testing.


The test, conducted at the Joint Tactical Networking Center MUOS Reference Implementation Laboratory in San Diego, California, US, demonstrated interoperability with the addition of MUOS software to AN/PRC-117G radios, without modification from their standard hardware configurations.


The US Navy's MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system capable of enhancing ground communications for US forces on the move.


In addition to providing cellular-based service through tactical radios, the MUOS offers more communications capability for military users over existing systems, including simultaneous voice, video and data - similar to the capabilities experienced today with smart phones.

"Simple software upgrades will bring MUOS to more than 30,000 AN/PRC-117G radios already in use, giving the DoD the most cost-effective solution for rapidly transitioning its tactical satellite radio inventory to support this important new capability."


Harris RF Communications Department of Defense business president George Helm said that the company is rapidly delivering on its commitment to provide the MUOS waveform in AN/PRC-117G tactical radios.


"Simple software upgrades will bring MUOS to more than 30,000 AN/PRC-117G radios already in use, giving the DoD the most cost-effective solution for rapidly transitioning its tactical satellite radio inventory to support this important new capability," Helm added.


In order to provide a new and more capable UHF military satellite communication system, the MUOS uses a commercial 3G Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) cellular technology with geosynchronous satellites.


A new round of tests of the AN/PRC-117G is scheduled to commence at the US government MUOS system integration labs in Arizona, US.


Last year, the radio successfully completed separate on-air tests in San Diego and near the North Pole.

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21 janvier 2014 2 21 /01 /janvier /2014 12:20
Harris Receives $18 M for Falcon III Wideband Tactical Radios from USSOCOM



Jan 20, 2014 ASDNews Source : Harris Corporation


    Providing USSOCOM forces with additional wideband tactical radios.

    Radios deliver wideband voice and data for tactical networking and communications.

    Expands fielding of Harris tactical radios across Department of Defense.


Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $18 million for Falcon III® manpack and handheld tactical radios from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The orders were received during the second quarter of fiscal 2014.


USSOCOM is acquiring more Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A radios as it expands deployment of a SOCOM-accredited wideband tactical communications network. The network enables operators to send and receive tactical voice, video and data, resulting in enhanced situational awareness and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). In addition to advanced wideband data networking, the AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A provide users with interoperability through legacy narrowband waveforms.


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11 septembre 2013 3 11 /09 /septembre /2013 17:20
Harris' new RF-7850A radio – Photo Sgt. DeNoris A. Mickle.

Harris' new RF-7850A radio – Photo Sgt. DeNoris A. Mickle.

11 September 2013 army-technology.com


Harris has introduced a new airborne mission radio for enhanced international ground-to-air tactical communications at the ongoing Defence Security and Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition in London, UK.


Dubbed RF-7850A, the new tactical radio is designed to deliver secure and reliable voice and wideband data communications for a range of ground-to-air missions, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR), close-air support (CAS) and border patrol.


Harris RF communications international business president, Brendan O'Connell, said the radio enables international forces on both ground and in aircraft to exchange real-time information through interoperable voice, video, images and other ISR applications.


''With more information in hand, air crews will be able to respond quickly and appropriately, resulting in improved mission success,'' O'Connell said.


The radio has been launched in two configurations, namely RF-7850A-UA and RF-7850A-MR, to help offer a better solution than current systems for a broad range of platforms..


A lightweight and single-channel radio, RF-7850A-UA is designed for use with unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for rapid data transmission from ISR platforms to air and ground forces, as well as range extension for ground tactical networks.


Featuring significant size, weight and power advantages over the existing communication systems, RF-7850A-MR is a multiband dual-channel radio engineered for use in helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.


Capable of easily integrating with airframe intercom systems, the radio delivers two independent channels in the same physical space as legacy single-channel solutions. It also has cross-banding capabilities for bridging of disparate radio networks.


The radios feature a simple user interface and are fully interoperable with all members of the company's Falcon II and Falcon III families, including the RF-7800M wideband radio.


In addition, the radios use the Harris adaptive networking wideband waveform (ANW2) and the new time division multiple access (TDMA) networking waveform for wideband networking.

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