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Harris Corporation Receives $139 Million Order for High-Frequency Radio Systems to Equip Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles

Thu, 05/06/2010 - 7:55am
ROCHESTER, N.Y., /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $139 million order to provide additional Falcon II® AN/VRC-104 high-frequency (HF) tactical radio systems for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program. The radio systems will be installed in new standard-size MRAP vehicles and MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).

"The DoD's Joint MRAP Program has standardized on our AN/VRC-104 vehicular system, which includes the AN/PRC-150(C) HF radio, for long-range communication requirements," said Steve Marschilok, president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.

"This software-defined radio system will provide beyond-line-of-sight communications in the rugged and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. We're continuing to provide our U.S. and international defense customers the broadest portfolio of field-proven, future-focused communications technologies that meet mission needs today and tomorrow."

The AN/VRC-104 system is a vehicular transceiver/amplifier that includes the AN/PRC-150(C), a Type-1 certified HF radio. In addition to the AN/VRC-104 and AN/PRC-150(C), Harris radios systems in a range of configurations have been installed in MRAP vehicles across the DoD's fleet.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations.

The company's Falcon family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets - with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

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