ROCHESTER, N.Y. Jan. 17, 2011
- U.S. Air Force acquiring handheld and vehicular multiband radios for line-of-sight communications.
- DoD acquiring radios for use in MRAP vehicles.
- Expands adoption of Falcon III® AN/PRC-152(C), with more than 130,000 radios deployed.
"We continue to deliver Falcon III radios to the Air Force and provide airmen with secure tactical communications, which is vital to success in a wide range of mission areas," said Brendan O’Connell, president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The AN/PRC-152(C) and its vehicular adapter are also widely deployed by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense and key U.S. allies. The AN/VRC-110 is installed in the majority of the DoD’s MRAP vehicle fleet, providing both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications."
The Air Force and DoD are acquiring the AN/PRC-152(C) radios and AN/VRC-110 systems via the Consolidated Single-Channel Handheld Radio (CSCHR) contract through the Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS). The AN/PRC-152(C) was developed using the JTRS Enterprise Business Model (EBM). The EBM encourages companies to develop next-generation solutions in tactical communications using their own research and development capital to integrate JTRS waveform software. In doing so, the EBM stimulates competition, increases innovation, and reduces costs through software re-use.
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