30 Maret 2012
Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-152 (photo : COTS Journal)
MELBOURNE, FL/BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an AUD$14.7 million (approximately US$15.2 million) order to provide the Australia Department of Defence with customer field support for Harris radios procured under its tactical radio modernization program. The order highlights Harris' capabilities in providing service and support for its tactical radio systems worldwide and leverages the recent opening of its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Brisbane.
Australia has procured, and will install and deploy, mounted and dismounted Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-152(C) multiband, multi-mode radios in vehicular and handheld configurations for line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications and Falcon II® AN/PRC-150(C) manpack radios for high-frequency beyond-line-of-sight terrestrial communications. Both radios are being delivered to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) under the Joint Project 2072 Battlespace Communications program. Harris will provide a broad range of support services to the ADF for these radios, including training, installation, maintenance, system integration and engineering.
"Harris is committed to delivering best-in-class products and systems as well first-rate support to our military and public safety customers around the world," said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. "Our program management, engineering and customer service teams are the best in the business and they will ensure the smooth deployment and integration of our tactical radio systems."
The AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely deployed JTRS Software Communications Architecture-certified and NSA Type-1 certified handheld radio, with more than 160,000 units shipped to U.S., NATO and other allied forces worldwide. The radio provides voice and data capabilities over the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range and supports SINCGARS, Havequick II, VHF/UHF AM and FM, APCO P25 and both DAMA and the new Integrated Waveform for satellite communications. The Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) is part of the most-widely deployed family of HF radios and the only one to offer NSA-certified Type-1 information security. The radio covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range and comes with a removable keypad/display unit.