The US Department of Defense (Dod) has placed an order with Harris to supply additional Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio 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 radio provides the warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness, and command and control of the battlefield.”

The radio is the first 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 DoD.

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