News | January 10, 2013

Harris Corporation Receives $7M In Orders For Falcon Tactical Radios From U.S. Special Operations Command


  • Wideband manpack radio systems modernize USSOCOM tactical communications.
  • Radios provide Type-1 secure tactical communications for voice, video and wideband data.
  • Upgradeable software-defined platform supports existing and emerging mission requirements.

Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received $7M in orders to supply the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with additional Falcon multiband manpack radios and accessories.

The combat-proven Falcon III AN/PRC-117G allows operators to communicate by Type-1 secure voice, video, and wideband data and supports a growing number of network-enabled missions, including intelligence reporting and analysis, collaborative chat, e-mail, biometric enrollments and more.

“The AN/PRC-117G’s software-defined and upgradeable platform enables Special Operations Forces to use high-speed data, voice and real-time video to address its command and control and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements,” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “Widely deployed across all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, the AN/PRC-117G meets emerging mission requirements by providing unprecedented situational awareness for dismounted and vehicular warfighters.”

The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the world’s most widely fielded next-generation radio, combining line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband communications capabilities in a single lightweight package. The radio provides enhanced battlefield situational awareness by connecting warfighters to the tactical Internet.

Harris has shipped more than 25,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to all branches of the U.S. military as well as more than a dozen allies including Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia, Poland and several other countries. The radio is combat proven and exhaustively tested in field exercises and laboratory environments, and has been employed as a secure wideband tactical networking radio in Operation Enduring Freedom since 2009.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5B of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

SOURCE: Harris Corporation