Homeland Security orders com systems

Nov. 9, 2012 at 6:51 AM

MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ordered public safety and tactical communications systems from the Harris Corp.

The order, under a five-year, indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity tactical communications contract, is worth $7 million and includes the provision of systems to Homeland Security's component organizations.

The U.S. Coast Guard will receive Harris' Falcon III AN/PRC-117G radio, which operates multiple waveforms for narrowband line-of-sight voice and data communications, beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications, communication with public safety agencies, and wideband data communications.

The AN/PRC-117G will be deployed by the Coast Guard in conjunction with Falcon III AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radios used by its tactical teams.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Center for Domestic Preparedness will use Harris's P25 Land Mobile Radio system, a trunked communications solution for use at the CDP's campus at Fort McClellan, Ala.

"The Coast Guard is using this important procurement vehicle to deploy Falcon III radios, while DHS is rapidly implementing a Harris P25 system," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications.

"The TacCom contract highlights Harris' unique capability to deliver powerful solutions that integrate tactical and land mobile radio systems and bridge the needs of civilian and tactical responders."

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