Harris Gets $311.4M Increase to USMC HF Manpack Radio ContractDec 22, 2009 17:01 UTC by Defense Industry Daily staff
Harris Corp.’s RF Communications Division in Rochester, NY received a ceiling increase of $311.4 million on an existing firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (M67854-05-D-7015) for purchases of High Frequency Manpack Radios (HFMRs) and support systems.
According to an Oct 16/09 FedBizOpps special notice, the US Marine Corps Systems Command is purchasing 6,100 AN/VRC-104 radio systems for use in the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) All Terrain Vehicles (M-ATV). The AN/VRC-104 system [pdf] includes the AN/PRC 150 HFMRs and vehicle installation kits…
The AN/PRC-150 [pdf] is a member of the Falcon II family of multiband tactical radio systems. It provides tactical communications through secure voice and data communications, networking, and extended battery life. In addition to the high frequency capability, the transceiver’s extended frequency range (to 60 MHz) provides secure 16 kbps voice and data in the VHF band.
The contract ceiling increase, which moves the ceiling from $586.5 million to $897.9 million, does not affect the ordering period, which ends on Feb 10/10.
Work on the HFMRs will be performed by Harris in Rochester, NY. Delivery of the radios is scheduled to begin in December 2009. Contract funds in the amount of $19.9 million will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract modification was awarded on a sole source basis by the Marine Corps Systems Command in Quantico, VA.