Rochester, NY. -- Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $139 million order to provide additional Falcon II(r) AN/VRC-104 high-frequency (HF) tactical radio systems for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicle Program.
The radio systems will be installed in new standard-size MRAP vehicles and MRAP All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).
"The DoD's Joint MRAP Program has standardized on our AN/VRC-104 vehicular system, which includes the AN/PRC-150(C) HF radio, for long-range communication requirements," said Steve Marschilok, president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "This software-defined radio system will provide beyond-line-of-sight communications in the rugged and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan. We're continuing to provide our U.S. and international defense customers the broadest portfolio of field-proven, future-focused communications technologies that meet mission needs today and tomorrow."
The AN/VRC-104 system is a vehicular transceiver/amplifier that includes the AN/PRC-150(C), a Type-1 certified HF radio. In addition to the AN/VRC-104 and AN/PRC-150(C), Harris radios systems in a range of configurations have been installed in MRAP vehicles across the DoD's fleet.
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