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Contracts - Awards | Forces - Special Ops | Other Corporation | Signals Radio & Wireless | USA

$422M to Harris for SOCOM HF Multiband Radios

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AN/PRC-150 component(click to view larger) Harris Corp’s RF Communications Division in Rochester, NY received a $422 million not-to-exceed ceiling, indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity contract for “Improved Special Operation Forces High-Frequency Multi-Band Radio Systems.” Harris manufactures a number of radios under its Falcon II multiband product line, but a subsequent Harris release confirms that the radios in question will be Falcon II AN/PRC-150-C HF manpack radios from their FALCON II HF Series, plus related vehicular and base station systems, installation, and training. FALCON-II HF(click to view larger) This 5-year contract for Harris, with an optional 5-year ordering period, will support the Control and Communications Office in the Special Operations Acquisition and Logistics, Intelligence and Information Systems, Program Management of Command group. It includes an initial delivery order for the U.S. Army valued at $104 million, and deliveries will begin later in the summer of 2007. Work will be performed in Rochester, NY (H92222-07-D-0008). Harris also sells the JTRS-certifed Falcon-III series, including the AN/PRC-152-C hand-held radio [PDF format] with a JTRS architecture; it bears some similarities to Thales AN/PRC-148 JEM radio that is also in service with US Special Forces, as well as with regular troops.

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