Rochester, New York – (BUSINESS LIFE) – US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) an initial production order with a full tariff of $ 86 million for two-channel Falcon IV AN / PRC-163 hand-held tactical radios to provide special operations forces. (SOF) operators with advanced communication capabilities.
The contract is part of a $ 390 million IDIQ contract awarded by USSOCOM in 2015 under the Next Generation Tactical Communications Program (NGTC) to provide advanced dual-channel radio for SOF operators. USSOCOM has also awarded the company a contract for NGTC for the supply of multi-channel Next generation Manpack radios. NGTC handheld and manpack radios are the backbone of the entire ecosystem of SOF-focused solutions that L3Harris provides to USSOCOM.
AN / PRC-163 is a powerful multi-channel, software-defined radio system that allows advanced tactical communication and meets the stringent requirements of USSOCOM for small, dual-channel, multi-band, multi-function and multi-mission tactical radio. The familiar but improved AN / PRC-163 interface is easy to use, and the flexible software-defined architecture allows users to quickly add new waveforms and capabilities, while mission modules allow the addition of custom applications for specific missions such as ISR retrieval. full-length video.
L3Harris’s Falcon IV NGTC program radios are integrated network systems that can simultaneously communicate across multiple channels and cross the bandwidth between those channels. They are capable of satellite communications, VHF / UHF / L / S-band and multiple mobile ad hoc networks (MANET), including ANW2 and TSM-X (.
“L3Harris invests heavily in our multi-channel Falcon IV software radio stations and offers advanced technologies with the ability to change the game for our USSOCOM customers,” said Dana Menert, President, Communications Systems, L3Harris. “This full-rate production order is an important step in our contract with USSOCOM to provide solutions that achieve their vision.”
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L3Harris Technologies is an agile global innovator in aerospace and defense technology, providing complete solutions that meet critical customer needs. The company offers advanced defense and commercial technologies in the air, land, sea, space and cyber domain. L3Harris has approximately $ 17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.
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