The US Army has awarded a contract to Harris Corporation to supply tactical handheld radio systems with vehicular amplifier adapters for the army’s mine-resistant ambush-protected (MRAP) all-terrain vehicles (ATV).

Under the $119m contract, the company will supply JTRS-approved Falcon III AN/PRC-152 tactical handheld radio systems for the M-ATVs.

The AN/PRC-152 will provide advanced multiband SINCGARS and demand-assigned multiple-access (DAMA) satellite communications interoperability for the vehicle operators.

The software-defined Falcon III tactical radio systems include manpack, handheld and vehicular applications.

The radios are supporting the army’s joint tactical radio system (JTRS) requirements and network-centric operations across the globe.