facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

USAF orders more Harris tactical radio systems

Sept. 19, 2013 at 1:02 PM   |   Comments

MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has ordered more Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multi-band manpack and AN/PRC-152A multi-band handheld radio systems from Harris Corp.

Harris said the orders for the Joint Tactical Radio Systems for ground-to-ground and ground-to-air communications is worth $38 million. The number of radios to be provided and their delivery schedule, however, were not disclosed.

"Harris' Falcon III radios provide secure voice communications and enable operators to send and receive images, video, emails, text messages and even participate in teleconferences," said George Helm, president of U.S. Department of Defense business for Harris RF Communications.

"The Air Force is deploying our JTRS-certified radios to provide two-channel communication capabilities. JTRS-certified wideband networking allows users to connect seamlessly to the Global Information Grid, a secure, classified version of the Internet."

The Falcon III integrates line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband communications capabilities. They are used by all branches of the U.S. military as well as the militaries of 15 allied countries.

Topics: Harris Corp.
© 2013 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.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Hershey's new logo launched, compared to emoji poop
2
The 'Home of the Whopper' to keep headquarters in U.S.
3
Canadian media must broadcast official emergency notifications
4
France receives upgraded aerial tanker
5
Kurds raise oil funds for refugees
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback