The US Army has placed an order with Harris for Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios systems as part of its transition to a networked digital battlefield.

The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G radio features a software-defined, upgradable voice and data platform that supports network-enabled missions such as convoy tracking, mission operations planning and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC).

Harris RF Communications Department of Defense business president Brendan O’Connell said, “The AN/PRC-117G provides the army with the most versatile platform for terrestrial and satellite communications.”

The radio is a US joint tactical radio system (JTRS) software communications architecture-certified, NSA type-1 certified wideband manpack radio system deployed by all branches of the US Department of Defense.

The system and other Falcon III radios have also been adopted by US allies including the UK, Canada, Germany, Australia and other NATO countries.