NATO country orders multi-band radios

Jan. 13, 2014 at 11:13 AM

MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- The Harris Corp. announced on Monday that it has received $21 million in orders from an unidentified NATO country for multi-band radios.

The radio systems to be supplied are the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios, which provide soldiers with wideband networking capabilities, as well line-of-sight, ground-to-air and tactical satellite voice and data communications.

Harris' Falcon III is a widely used family of next-generation tactical radios. More than 45,000 of them are operated by the U.S. military and by allied forces. The software-defined tactical radio systems come in manpack, handheld and vehicular variants.

"Harris radios provide leading-edge capabilities in wireless tactical communications for unprecedented situational awareness on the battlefield,'' said Brendan O'Connell, president of International Business for Harris RF Communications. "Falcon III enables high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, connectivity to secure networks and interoperable combat net radio.''

Details on the number of radios ordered and their delivery schedule were not provided.

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