U.S. Marine Corps Awards Harris Corporation $140 Million in Orders for Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) and AN/PRC-117F(C) Radios
ROCHESTER, NY, March 13, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced that the United States Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded the company orders totaling approximately $140 million for Falcon® II AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency (HF) radios and AN/PRC-117F(C) multiband, multimission radios (MBMMR). The orders have been awarded under two previously announced contracts.
Harris will supply its AN/PRC-150(C) manpack and AN/VRC-104(V)3 vehicular systems as well as its AN/PRC-117F(C) manpack and AN/VRC-103(V) vehicular systems. The Falcon II software-defined radio systems will allow the U.S. Marine Corps to replace its legacy AN/PRC-104, AN/PRC-113, and AN/PSC-5 radios.
“We are privileged to continue serving the United States Marine Corps and are honored that they have chosen to replace their current radios with our Falcon II radio systems,” said Dana Mehnert, vice president and general manager of U.S. Government products, Harris RF Communications Division. “Harris has emerged as a primary tactical communications supplier to the U.S. Marine Corps with the MBMMR and HF standardization programs.”
The AN/PRC-150(C) and AN/PRC-117F(C) radio systems will be used to upgrade and replace the Marine Corps’ active duty and reserve components’ legacy tactical radio systems, and also will be used for other USMC programs such as: Target Location, Designation, and Hand-Off System (TLDHS); Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV); and Light Armored Vehicle-Command and Control (LAV-C2).
The Harris AN/PRC-150(C) is an advanced high-frequency radio covering the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency spectrum, and its embedded communications security has been certified for transmission of U.S. classified information. The AN/VRC-104(V)3 is a fully integrated, vehicular communications system that includes the Harris AN/PRC-150(C) tactical radio and a 150-watt, high-frequency power amplifier.
The Harris AN/PRC-117F(C) is an advanced multiband radio covering the entire 30 to 512 MHz frequency spectrum. Its embedded COMSEC has NSA certification, ensuring compliance with secure U.S. Government Type-1 encryption algorithms. In addition, the radio is JITC certified for operation over military standard satellites. The AN/VRC-103(V) is a fully integrated, vehicular communications system that includes the Harris AN/PRC-117F(C) tactical radio and the Harris AM-7588 Multiband Power Amplifier. This system also covers the entire 30 to 512 MHz frequency range while offering 50 watts transmit power and on-the-move communications capabilities.
Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems, and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide. Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees — including 5,500 engineers and scientists — dedicated to the development of best-in-class assured communications™ products, systems, and services. The company’s operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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