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U.S. orders more Harris tactical radios

Oct. 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department has ordered handheld tactical radio systems from the Harris Corp. in a deal that could be worth as much as $397 million.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract -- issued by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command on behalf of the department -- is for a base performance period of two years, with two one-year options.

It was given in connection with the Consolidated Single-Channel Handheld Radio program, under which Harris has provided more than 100,000 AN/PRC-152 radios since 2007.

"The new CSCHR contract provides the government with important new flexibility in meeting the emerging needs of warfighters for tactical communications,'' said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The contract gives the government the option to make awards using 'best-value' contract criteria to deliver added capability to warfighters as technology allows."

Harris said the award is also for the Falcon III family of radios, together with accessories and training.

One other company received the CSCHR contract.

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