Harris Corporation Falcon III Wideband Handheld Radio Certified by Joint Tactical Networking Center
Second Falcon III radio certified by Joint Tactical Networking Center.
Certification indicates readiness to operate in Department of Defense tactical network.
Highlights value of commercially developed solutions to deliver next-generation wideband networking capabilities to U.S. armed forces.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation's (NYS: HRS) Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A multiband handheld radio has received Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Certification from the Joint Tactical Networking Center. It is the second Harris Falcon III wideband radio to receive this important designation, following the AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack.
JTRS Certification means that the Falcon III AN/PRC-152A is approved and ready to operate as part of a DoD architecture for battlefield networking. JTRS Certification fosters development of tactical networking radios that are low-risk, secure and interoperable. To become JTRS certified, a tactical device must fulfill seven separate requirements. The radio was certified operating Soldier Radio Waveform software version 1.01.1C.
Both the handheld and vehicular versions of the Harris Falcon III radio are providing wideband handheld tactical communications as part of Capability Set 13, the Army's initial fielding of integrated tactical networking capabilities. The radios have also been integral to the Army's Network Integration Evaluation field exercises. In addition, the AN/PRC-152A has been widely deployed by U.S. Special Operations Command, other branches of the military and U.S. allies. The radio previously received Type-1 Certification from the National Security Agency to operate both the JTRS Soldier Radio and Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband waveforms.
"JTRS certification plays a central role in enabling true multi-vendor competition in tactical radios,'' said George Helm, president, DoD business unit, Harris RF Communications. "JTRS certification means our radios meet the stringent DoD requirements for wideband tactical communications, and perform to common government standards for interoperability, security and software re-use.''
For more information, see the Joint Tactical Networking Center press release at http://jtnc.mil/Press%20Releases/JTNC_FY13_NR_004_Final.pdf.
Harris has shipped more than 40,000 Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A wideband networking radios to the United States military and more than 15 allied nations. The radios provide enhanced situational awareness of the battlefield by connecting warfighters to the tactical Internet enabling applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees - including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications®products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.
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