WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- C4ISR Journal has named Harris Corp.'s Falcon multiband software-defined tactical radios as one of the top 25 battlefield technologies.
The company's AN/PRC-117F and its wideband successor, the AN/PRC-117G, were both cited in the publication's 2010 Big 25 annual award's network systems category for "having "a significant impact in defeating terrorists, preventing attacks and enabling troops to make the right decisions on the battlefield."
The Falcon II AN/PRC-117F multiband manpack radio was the first radio to integrate multiple frequency bands and waveforms in a single device, making it possible for forces to use one radio instead of many to communicate across the military enterprise.
The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the first JTRS Software Communications Architecture certified and NSA Type-1 certified wideband networking radio that delivers networking capabilities to forces on-the-move as well as access to high-bandwidth applications.
"C4ISR Journal's recognition mirrors the feedback we receive constantly from users in the field," said retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Dennis Moran, vice president, Government Business Development, Harris RF Communications. "The Harris AN/PRC-117G is enhancing mission success and situational awareness by bringing broadband to the battlefield.
"This dramatically expands the amount of information that can flow to or from the battlefield through real-time networking and enables bandwidth-intensive applications such as video, imagery and combat chat, as well as ISR capabilities such as biometrics and position location information."
C4ISR Journal, launched in 2002, specializes in intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and is considered an authoritative information source in the growing field.