Harris Corporation Awarded $37.8 Million Contract From the U.S. Army For AN/PRC-152 Multiband Handheld Vehicular Systems
ROCHESTER, NY, September 16, 2005 – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a leading supplier of software-defined tactical radios for worldwide defense forces, has been awarded a $37.8 million contract from the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command (CECOM) for more than 1,300 Falcon® III dual AN/PRC-152 Multiband Handheld Radio and Vehicular Adapter Amplifier systems. Deliveries of the radios are expected to be completed by June 2006.
“The AN/PRC-152 vehicular radio systems will allow the U.S. Army to have the vehicular radio functionality and output power that they rely on for long-range communications, with the portability of a tactical handheld for quick-dismount scenarios,” said Dana Mehnert, vice president and general manager of U.S. Government Products, Harris RF Communications Division.
The AN/PRC-152 can easily be upgraded to provide additional capabilities in the future utilizing the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) and the Harris Sierra™ II software programmable encryption module. The AN/PRC-152 is the first NSA-certified radio to implement the SCA.
In order to facilitate integration with the customer’s legacy systems, Harris designed the AN/PRC-152 radio systems to be compatible with the Army’s existing vehicular mounts and cables. In its vehicular configuration, the AN/PRC-152 consists of a multiband handheld radio transceiver, a 50-watt, long-range power amplifier, and an integrated handheld battery charger. As delivered the AN/PRC-152 provides interoperability with key waveforms, including SINCGARS, HAVEQUICK II and VHF/UHF AM & FM. With the AN/PRC-152 mounted in the vehicular adapter amplifier, the system provides a 50-watt output in the VHF (30 - 90 MHz) band. Multiband operation is made simple with a separate antenna port for the 90 - 512 MHz band.
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 Corporation is an international communications technology company focused on providing assured communications™ products, systems and services for government and commercial customers. The company’s four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast, and microwave systems. Harris provides systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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