Harris introduces UL-band amplifier

Jan. 22, 2013 at 2:19 PM

MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A new amplifier that gives enhanced range, efficiency and capacity to U.S. military wideband tactical networking has been introduced by the Harris Corp.

The UL-band amplifier is designed for use with Harris' Falcon III AN/PRC-117G radio system and expands the military's UHF and L-Band frequency coverage from 225 MHz to 2 GHz.

The power amplifier is compatible with legacy narrowband waveforms and various wideband waveforms, was successfully operated on military vehicles at the recently U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation.

"Our UL-Band power amplifier provided soldiers at the NIE with significant performance enhancements in the wideband network," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.

"In particular, the amplifier enabled our solution to meet or exceed requirements for voice and data in range, throughput, security and reliability.

"The UL-Band amplifier provides increased overall capacity and offers the Army a robust Wideband Networking Waveform-based solution.''

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