Harris Corporation Receives $42 Million Order to Supply High-Frequency Radio Systems to U.S. Army MRAP Vehicles
Harris AN/VRC-104 (V) Vehicular Systems Provide Army MRAPs with Secure, HF, Beyond-Line-of-Sight Communications
ROCHESTER, NY, June 2008 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $42 million order to provide high-frequency (HF) vehicular radio capabilities to the U.S. Army for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
The Army is acquiring and installing 1,400 Harris Falcon II® AN/VRC-104(V) vehicular adapter systems in its MRAP vehicles. The AN/VRC-104(V) adapter kits provide power amplifiers, filters, antenna systems, mounting hardware, interconnect cables and other installation components for the vehicular installation of the Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) manpack, a secure Type-1 encryption certified HF radio..
“Harris HF radios continue to set the standard for terrestrial, long-haul beyond-line-of-site communications. The AN/PRC-150(C) is the most advanced HF tactical radio ever developed and has become the standard throughout the U.S. military,” said George Helm, vice president and general manager, U.S. Government Products, Harris RF Communications. “This technology provides secure mobile communications, without the use of satellites, to stay connected. We’re pleased to continue working with the Department of Defense on this very important program.”
The radios will be delivered on an expedited delivery schedule, in line with the MRAP program’s ranking as the Pentagon’s highest-priority procurement. MRAPs are designed to mitigate the effects of blasts through uniquely designed V-shaped hulls and raised chassis.
“Harris high-volume production infrastructure gives us the flexibility to address these urgent U.S. requirements,” Helm added. “This capability is one important way we provide added value to our customers, particularly when quick delivery equates to U.S. lives saved.”
Harris RF Communications Division is the leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military, government and commercial organizations worldwide.
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