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Harris Corporation gets large Army order

Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $17.6 million order from the U.S. Department of Defense for handheld radio systems and accessories.

The company announced Thursday it had received the order for its Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) systems, awarded by the Joint Program Executive Office of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS).

The system gives soldiers capabilities for portable line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight applications.

“The AN/PRC-152 offers the complete range of tactical handheld communications requirements for users around the world,” said Steve Marschilok, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “As a software-defined radio, the AN/PRC-152(C) can also evolve to meet ever-changing mission needs.”

The multi-band, multi-mission AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely fielded JTRS-approved handheld radio with more than 100,000 units deployed, according to a Harris release.

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.

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