Harris to Provide Falcon II Radios for US Army MRAP Vehicles

12 July 2011 (Last Updated July 12th, 2011 18:30)

Harris has received an order to supply the US Army with additional Falcon II AN/VRC-104(V)(3) radio systems. The $17.8m radio order is to provide high-frequency communications in multiple variants of mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles. The AN/VRC-104 system includes

Harris has received an order to supply the US Army with additional Falcon II AN/VRC-104(V)(3) radio systems.

The $17.8m radio order is to provide high-frequency communications in multiple variants of mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) vehicles.

The AN/VRC-104 system includes the Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency tactical radio to deliver critical beyond line-of-sight type-1 terrestrial communications.

The tactical radio will enable forces to stay connected to mission-critical information in situations where line-of-sight communication is not unavailable.

Harris US Department of Defense business president Brendan O'Connell said, "The AN/VRC-104 has contributed to the success of MRAP missions by providing secure long-distance communications, particularly in terrain obstructed by mountains or other geographical features."