U.S. Air Force orders Harris radios

Aug. 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM

MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 7 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has ordered Falcon III multi-band handheld radios from the Harris Corp. for use by civil engineering teams.

The order is worth $6.5 million. The number of AN/PRC-152(C) Falcon III radios to be provided wasn't disclosed, nor was a delivery schedule, however.

"The AN/PRC-152(C) handheld will provide Air Force civil engineers with high-performance voice communication capabilities for a wide range of tactical missions," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.

"The AN/PRC-152(C) is part of the broader Falcon III family of radios, which addresses current operational and emerging requirements for voice and wideband data networking on the battlefield.''

Harris Corp. said the Air Force is acquiring the AN/PRC-152(C) radios through the Consolidated Single Channel Handheld Radios Project of the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System.

The radios are SINCGARS interoperable and provide ultra high-frequency ground-to-ground line-of-sight communications, close-air support and programmable encryption.

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