DGA, the French Procurement Agency, has placed orders for Harris Falcon III multiband manpack and handheld tactical radios to provide next-generation wideband networking communication capabilities to its forces.

Under the $11m order, the company will provide AN/PRC-117G wideband networking radios, associated AN/VRC-114 vehicular amplifier adapters and other accessories.

The AN/PRC-117G provides mobile networking to dismounted and vehicular users with unprecedented situational awareness of the battlefield.

The radios will be deployed to French forces in Afghanistan in support of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) for interoperability with other coalition members.

France has also acquired Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) tactical handheld radio systems, with more than 130,000 units deployed around the world.