Harris Corporation Receives Order from German Ministry of Defence for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G Wideband Manpack Radios

Mar 31, 2011, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

MELBOURNE, Fla., and ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Harris to provide AN/PRC-117G manpack radios to Germany for next-generation tactical communications.
  • German Bundeswehr will deploy radios for improved interoperability, simultaneous voice and data transmissions and wideband networking capabilities.
  • Six countries now utilizing the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $1.6 million order from the Bundeswehr, the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany, for Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio systems.  This order brings to six the number of countries that have adopted the AN/PRC-117G to provide defense personnel with next-generation tactical communications capabilities such as wideband networking.

In connection with the order, Harris is supplying German forces with AN/PRC-117G radios and related accessories. Germany will deploy the AN/PRC-117G in support of national and NATO peacekeeping missions.

"Falcon III is rapidly becoming the radio system of choice around the world for delivering new and enhanced tactical communications capabilities," said Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications.  "The Falcon III platform delivers enhanced situational awareness and command and control capabilities critical for mission success on today's battlefield."

The AN/PRC-117G radio provides warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness of the battlefield by enabling applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks.  The wideband networking capabilities of the AN/PRC-117G give warfighters critical real-time information through a man-portable radio that is significantly smaller and lighter than previous manpack radios.

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.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 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 www.harris.com.

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