[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Harris Corporation has received orders totaling $81 million for its Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack tactical radios from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The radios will allow USSOCOM to broadly deploy Type-1 secure wideband tactical communications and ISR capabilities.

The orders are part of a new IDIQ contract awarded to Harris to support USSOCOM’s Capital Equipment Replacement Program. This program represents the initial phases of the modernization of the SOCOM tactical radio inventory. Under terms of the contract, Harris also will provide its Falcon III AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio, a wideband solution for dismounted users.

Harris has shipped more than 20,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to U.S. and allied forces such as the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, other NATO countries and Australia, says the company. The AN/PRC-117G is the first radio to receive NSA Type-1 HAIPE certification to operate the Soldier Radio Waveform, developed by the JTRS Joint Program Executive Office.