Harris Corporation will supply Falcon tactical radio systems to the Australian Department of Defence under a $112m contract.
Under the contract, Harris will provide its Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios, Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband, AN/PRC-117F multiband and AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios.
Harris will also provide the AN/PRC-152 in vehicular amplifier adapters to support the installation of equipment in more than 1,000 armoured vehicles.
The tactical radio systems will provide battlefield networking capabilities to enhance situational awareness and quick decision-making and serve as the secure communications backbone for the ADF's Land 75, Land 125 and Joint Project 2072 communications modernisation programmes.
The Falcon system establishes a wireless connection between the soldiers, to their commanders and other devices in the battlefield.
The Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) is the most-widely deployed JTRS-approved handheld radio, which – in dismounted configuration – connects soldiers to the ADF's central battle management system and serves as a hub for other soldier-carried C4 devices.