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Pentagon places radio order with Harris

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ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 27 (UPI) -- Communications company Harris Corp. announced it received a $20 million order from the Pentagon for its Falcon II multiband radio systems.

The U.S. Defense Department placed the order with Harris for the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems, accessory kits and other tactical communications products.

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Steve Marschilok, president of Defense Department business at Harris, said that the Falcon III is compatible with legacy radios and meets rapidly evolving warfighter needs.

"The AN/PRC-117G was designed to meet the warfighter's current and future needs for reliable and secure access to mission-relevant information when and where they need it," he said.

Harris said the radio system provides the "highest level" of information assurance, giving warfighters the ability to place direct classified calls on the battlefield.

The Harris AN/PRC-117G uses wireless, high-bandwidth communications that includes applications for streaming video and data feeds.

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