facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Defense Dept. orders more Falcon IIIs

May 28, 2010 at 10:34 AM   |   Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department has awarded a follow-on contact to Harris Corp. for the delivery of additional tactical radio systems for use with armored vehicles.

New York's Harris will deliver its Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios to support the Defense Department's mine-resistant, ambush-protected all terrain vehicle program.

The Harris Falcon III, a U.S. military Joint Tactical Radio System-approved technology, will be used in M-ATVs deployed to support operations in Afghanistan. The $27 million contract also includes delivery of AN/VRC-110 vehicular amplifier adapter systems.

With the combined Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) and AN/VRC-110 systems, the radio technologies will be directly integrated with the M-ATVs but capable of being detached for dismounted operations in the field while remaining connected to the defense network.

Harris said in a release announcing the follow-on contract that the AN/PRC-152(C) is "the most widely fielded Joint Tactical Radio System-approved handheld radio with more than 100,000 units deployed."

The Harris Falcon platform is additionally capable being easily upgraded as modernizations are developed increasing the technology's lifecycle.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas GM recalls 221,000 Cadillacs and Impalas
2
New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard New National Security Cutter delivered to Coast Guard
3
First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests First MT30 engine for Korean Navy frigates passes acceptance tests
4
Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers Ukraine's State Guard Service receives armored personnel carriers
5
Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country Navy's Triton surveillance drone flies cross-country
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback