by Richard Tomkins
Rochester, N.Y. (UPI) Nov 18, 2014
Harris Corporation reports the Canadian Department of National Defense has contracted the company for the supply of tactical radio systems.
The Falcon III variants to be supplied over a four-year period include the AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio, AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack radio and the RF-7800H high-frequency manpack radio.
"Harris Falcon III products and systems are meeting the growing demands for wideband data and tactical networking in countries around the world with a broad portfolio of proven, mission-critical solutions,'' said Brendan O'Connell, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. "The radio systems (being supplied) will provide Canadian forces with greater situational awareness and enable end-to-end solutions that address requirements for real-time, mission-critical information on the battlefield."
AN/PRC-152A and AN/PRC-117G radios provide wideband battlefield networking. They are software-defined and feature applications for streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks.
The order is worth about $159.3 million.
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