facebook
twitter
search
search

JTRS work for Harris Corp.

July 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM

MELBOURNE, Fla., July 16 (UPI) -- The U.S. Defense Department has selected the Harris Corp. for development support and services for wideband networking.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded the company has a 5-year term and carries a value of $26 million.

The focus of work will involve the military's Joint Tactical Radio System Soldier Radio Waveform, a voice and data waveform standard to extend battlefield IP networks.

Harris said that under the award, it will deliver improved capabilities, maintenance and ongoing support, which will include company developed enhancements to the JTRS program.

"Harris will apply its unique engineering and field expertise in wideband networking to enhance and evolve SRW to meet today's mission needs as well as tomorrow's emerging requirements,'' said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.

"Our expertise includes numerous successful waveform ports to our Falcon family of radios, as well as unparalleled waveform testing capabilities. We will promote the highest standards of waveform portability and interoperability.

"In addition, we are also providing the Department of Defense with rights sufficient to invigorate competition, encourage innovation and accelerate fielding of radios running this important waveform.''

Harris' Falcon III AN/PRC-117G manpack radio is NSA certified for a Type-1 implementation of SRW. Harris has also integrated the AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A radio systems with the JTRS Joint Enterprise Network Manager to assure interoperability with tactical radios developed by other companies.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Topics: Harris Corp.
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Texas man killed in apparent alligator attack
Police arrest N.C. soldier with assault rifle headed to mall photo shoot
North Korean biochemical weapons researcher defects to Europe
Four accused in slave-labor trafficking ring on Ohio egg farm
Kentucky clerk sued for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses