Military Embedded Systems

Harris to support Army test events with its Falcon III HMS Manpack radios


August 04, 2017

Mariana Iriarte

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S. Army officials placed an order with Harris Corp. for its multi-channel Falcon III HMS Manpack radios to support two U.S. Army test events.

The Harris AN/PRC-158 multi-channel radio is one of three radios the Army selected for evaluation during Field-based Risk Reduction (FBRR) and Operational Test (OT). The order also includes vehicle installation kits, ancillaries, training, and field service representative support. The first radios are expected to be delivered in the spring of 2018.

Harris’ HMS Manpack radio features a two-channel, software-defined architecture with integrated cross-banding. It includes SRW, SINCGARS and MUOS SATCOM waveforms, while maintaining backward interoperability with legacy waveforms. The software-defined architecture enables the addition of capabilities through software updates to respond to new and emerging threats.

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