Polish MND orders Falcon tactical radios from Harris

21 September 2012 (Last Updated September 21st, 2012 03:50)

Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon III and Falcon II range of tactical communication systems to the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND).

Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon III and Falcon II range of tactical communication systems to the Polish Ministry of National Defence (MND).

Under the $10m deal, the company will supply unspecified units of Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) portable radios to help Polish Armed Forces achieve communications interoperability with the US, NATO and coalition troops.

Harris RF Communications international business unit president Brendan O'Connell said the MND was ordering additional AN/PRC-117G radios to further expand its interoperable network to deployed soldiers.

"The AN/PRC-117G is the first and only widely deployed tactical wideband networking solution that offers secure interoperability with the US and NATO forces."

"The AN/PRC-117G is the first and only widely deployed tactical wideband networking solution that offers secure interoperability with the US and NATO forces," O'Connell added.

Designed as a software-defined, upgradable voice and data platform, AN/PRC-117G supports network-enabled operations, such as convoy tracking, intelligence reporting and analysis, collaborative communications, route planning and medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) missions.

Offering continuous coverage from 30MHz to 2GHz frequency range, the portable radio also improves soldiers' battlefield awareness by enabling simultaneous transmission of voice and data feeds, combat net radio capabilities and connectivity to secure networks.

AN/PRC-117G is the first joint tactical radio system (JTRS) software communications architecture and NSA Type-1 certified platform deployed by all branches of the US Department of Defense (DoD).

The Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) is an advanced military Type-1 HF radio designed to provide long-range, beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications to troops in the 1.6MHz to 60MHz frequency range, even in challenging conditions.

Featuring an automatic link establishment (ALE) and third generation ALE (3G), the radio delivers enhanced linking and error-free data performance, and can also be reconfigured according to mission requirements through software upgrades.