by Richard Tomkins
Rochester, N.Y. (UPI) Sep 17, 2014
The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command has given the Harris Corporation an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for tactical radios.
Under the award, worth $19 million, Harris will supply AFSOC with as many as 1,500 Falcon IIIAN/PRC-152A wideband radios, together with accessories.
Harris said its AN/PRC-152A is a key element of AFSOC's communication system, providing critical ground-to-air communications and enhanced situational awareness of the battlefield.
The tactical radios use a full suite of integrated line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband communications technologies.
More than 45,000 of these radios have been delivered by Harris to the U.S. Department of Defense and allied forces, the company said.
Additional details of the contract were not disclosed.
The Air Force order comes on the heels of a second Department of Defense order for the company's Falcon III RF-340M NSA-certified multi-channel manpack radios for enhanced command and control on multiple networks.
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