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U.S. Marine Corps Awards Harris Corporation $118 Million in Orders for Falcon II Multiband Manpack Radios Under New $350 Million IDIQ Contract

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ROCHESTER, NY -- Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded $118 million in orders to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with Falcon II® AN/PRC-117(F) multiband manpack radios.

The Marines are acquiring the radios under a new $350 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. Harris is the largest provider of tactical radios to the Marine Corps.

Under terms of the contract, the Marine Corps will almost double its quantities of the AN/PRC-117(F), a widely deployed and battle-tested manpack radio that delivers multiband/multimission Type-1 secure voice and data communications in a single rugged package. The Harris IDIQ contract is part of the Marine Corps' Strategic Radio Plan, which will transition the Corps from legacy single-band radios to multiband, multimission software-defined radios. These radios provide extended frequency range, significant reductions in weight and size, waveform upgradeability and interoperability across many components of the U.S. forces. Harris is playing the central role in that plan, including the delivery of Falcon II multiband and HF manpack radios and the new JTRS-approved Falcon III® multiband handheld tactical radios.

"We're pleased to help the Marines address their expanding mission requirements," said George Helm, vice president and general manager, U.S. Government Products, Harris RF Communications. "Harris is committed to providing our customers with a family of radios that not only meets the operational challenges faced by troops in the field today but also provides the ability to transition to the networked force of tomorrow.

As part of the contract, Harris will also provide three dedicated technical service personnel who will be embedded with Marine maintenance companies.

The AN/PRC-117F(C) radio covers the full 30-512 MHz frequency band using military standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with a wide range of ground-based and airborne equipment. The radio features advanced tactical satellite voice and data capabilities required to communicate on the digital battlefield. Harris RF Communications Division is the leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military, government and commercial organizations worldwide.

Harris Corporation

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