Harris Corporation Demonstrates Network of Falcon III Manpack Radios Operating the JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform

2008-08-19 13:00:00

 Demonstration validates the ability of the new AN/PRC-117G radio platform

                      to host JTRS wideband waveforms

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 19 /EMWNews/ -- (LandWarNet

booth #303) Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications

and information technology company, is showcasing the ability of the Falcon

III(R) manpack radio to operate the JTRS-developed Soldier Radio Waveform

(SRW) for wideband tactical networking at the LandWarNet conference August

19-21, 2008.

    During technology demonstrations, the radios are transmitting combat

net radio voice, streaming video and situational awareness data over a

network using the SRW waveform. SRW will serve as the principal Department

of Defense waveform for creating battlefield communication networks for

individual soldiers.

    "This demonstration validates the ability of the Falcon III radios to

host wideband networking waveforms developed under the JTRS program, thus

providing warfighters with secure access to the network and high-bandwidth

applications, such as streaming video," said George Helm, vice president

and general manager, U.S. Government Products, Harris RF Communications.

"It also illustrates our commitment to integrate JTRS waveforms into our

JTRS-approved Falcon III products, with the goal of improving

communications interoperability across all services."

    The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G, now in production and fielded by the

Department of Defense, is the first radio to provide both secure wideband

data and narrowband voice capability. The radio allows the mobile

warfighter access to secure IP data at on-air rates up to 5 Megabits per

second, dramatically improving situational awareness by supporting

networked data-intensive applications. It features mobile ad-hoc

networking, automated network establishment and maintenance, and integrated

Type 1 security. The AN/PRC-117G, with its SCA-compliant software-defined

architecture, offers legacy interoperability with currently fielded radios,

incorporating SINCGARS, Havequick, the High Performance Waveform (HPW), as

well as Tactical Satellite (TACSAT). SCA compliance also enables the radio

to be software upgraded as mission and technical standards evolve.

    The AN/PRC-117G and its operating environment were recently certified

by the JTRS Test and Evaluation Laboratory (JTEL) as compliant with version

2.2 of the Software Communications Architecture. The radio also received

its Type-1 certification for information security from the National

Security Agency in late 2007.

    Harris has begun producing and shipping the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G to

the U.S. Department of Defense.

    Harris RF Communications Division is the leading supplier of secure

voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military,

government and commercial organizations worldwide.

    About Harris Corporation

    Harris is an international communications and information technology

company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150

countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual

revenue of more than $5.3 billion and 16,000 employees - including nearly

7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing

best-in-class assured communications(TM) products, systems, and services.

Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

http://www.harris.com .

Major Newsire & Press Release Distribution with Basic Starting at only $19 and Complete OTCBB / Financial Distribution only $89

Get Unlimited Organic Website Traffic to your Website 
TheNFG.com now offers Organic Lead Generation & Traffic Solutions