HAR­RIS WINS $260M OR­DER TO SUP­PLY TAC­TI­CAL COM­MU­NI­CA­TIONS NET­WORK

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Har­ris has re­ceived a $260m or­der to de­velop bat­tlespace com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work for an undis­closed Asia-Pa­cific coun­try. Un­der the con­tract, the com­pany will de­velop an in­te­grated tac­ti­cal com­mu­ni­ca­tions net­work as part of an Asia-Pa­cific coun­try’s mod­erni­sa­tion pro­gramme. The in­te­grated net­work will be made up of tac­ti­cal ra­dios, net­work plan­ning, mon­i­tor­ing and rout­ing soft­ware, and other sys­tems and tech­nol­ogy from Har­ris and part­ner­ing com­pa­nies.

Fea­tur­ing Har­ris’ Fal­con III AN/PRC158 multi-chan­nel man­pack ra­dios and ve­hic­u­lar am­pli­fiers, the net­work will pro­vide voice and data ser­vices to tac­ti­cal forces for line-of-sight and be­yond-li­neof-sight ap­pli­ca­tions. The Fal­con III AN/ PRC-158 ra­dios’ soft­ware com­mu­ni­ca­tions ar­chi­tec­ture can ac­com­mo­date a va­ri­ety of nar­row­band and wide­band wave­forms. Cov­er­ing the full 30MHz-2,500MHz fre­quency range, th­ese ra­dios of­fer em­bed­ded rout­ing and cross­band­ing, op­tional mis­sion mod­ules for ad­vanced ca­pa­bil­i­ties and the abil­ity to cross­band voice and data. Each of the man­pack’s two chan­nels can trans­mit and re­ceive voice and data si­mul­ta­ne­ously, and it comes fully-equipped with in­te­grated MUOS hard­ware.

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