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Harris to provide integrated tactical comms network to unnamed ASPAC Customer

Harris Corporation has received a $260 million order from an unnamed Asia Pacific customer to develop an integrated tactical communications network as part of its modernisation programme.

Although unable to disclose the identity of its new customer, Harris Corporation indicated that the integrated network solution will include tactical radios network planning, monitoring and routing software, as well as other systems and technology from Harris and partnering companies.

It will feature the Falcon III AN/PRC-158 multi-channel manpack radios and vehicular amplifiers. NSA-certified for voice and data up to Top Secret, the AN/PRC-158 meets all JTRS COMSEC and TRANSEC requirements. Each of the manpack’s two channels can transmit and receive voice and data simultaneously, and it comes fully equipped with integrated MUOS hardware. An expansion slot is also available to provide future integration of mission modules for ISR reception, MANET and SIGINT. The Falcon III will provide voice and data services to tactical forces for line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight applications.

“Harris is the incumbent tactical radio provider to the country, and this order is an important step in integrating Harris’ advanced products into their tactical communications network,” said Brendan O’Connell, President, Tactical Communications, Harris Communication Systems. “Our integrated solution will play a pivotal role in the customer’s continued modernisation efforts.”



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