Harris has secured contracts, totalling $90m, from an undisclosed European nation for tactical radios.

The contracts have been awarded as part of the country’s communications readiness programme.

Under the contracts, Harris will deliver Falcon II AN/PRC-150C radio system that has been designed to provide beyond line-of-sight communications in a satellite-denied environment.

The contracts also cover the supply of Falcon III AN/PRC-152A that is claimed to provide wideband voice and data capability for enhanced situational awareness.

Harris Communication Systems president Chris Young said: “Harris is committed to supporting this nation’s readiness effort with solutions that deliver expanded and reliable communications for the modern battlefield.”

When used together, the two radio systems are anticipated to increase readiness and allow for full interoperability with US, Nato and coalition forces.

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"Harris is committed to supporting this nation’s readiness effort with solutions that deliver expanded and reliable communications for the modern battlefield."

The Falcon II AN/PRC-150C radio system can keep warfighters connected to mission-critical information when line-of-sight communications are not an option.

The long-range capabilities and embedded COMSEC encryption offered by this radio facilitate secure ground-to-ground and ground-to-air communications in all high-frequency modes and in fixed-frequency modes with SINCGARS radios, Harris stated.

Harris' Falcon III AN/PRC-152A is a wideband networking handheld radio that uses soldier radio waveform and Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2C) to deliver ad-hoc, self-healing and adaptive networking capabilities to dismounted soldiers on the move.

It features narrow-band line-of-sight and UHF SATCOM capabilities for interoperability with wideband, legacy and public safety systems, according to the statement.

Image: Harris Falcon tactical radio system. Photo: courtesy of Harris.