Harris Corporation has won a place on a $12.7 billion U.S. Army indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 1 (UPI) -- Harris Corporation has won a place on a $12.7 billion U.S. Army indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for HMS Manpack radios.

The contract, which is also held by two other companies, is for five years with one five-year option. The $12.7 billion is the contract's maximum ceiling amount.

The Army expects full-rate production of the radios to start in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017 and to eventually obtain about 65,000 units through the awards, Harris said.

"The HMS Manpack award is a major step forward for the U.S. Army's tactical radio modernization program, and brings essential battlefield networking and communications capabilities to the warfighter," said Brendan O'Connell, president, Tactical Communications, Harris Communication Systems. "The award also allows Harris to now compete at all echelons of the Army tactical communications architecture -- from dismounted handheld radios through vehicular-based radio platforms."

Harris' Falcon III AN/PRC-158 multi-channel radio for both dismounted and mounted manpack configurations will be supplied to the Army. Ir features a two-channel architecture and integrated cross-banding. It also features SRW, SINCGARS and MUOS SATCOM waveforms and is interoperabile with legacy waveforms.

US Special Operations Command Awards Harris Corporation $390 Million IDIQ Contract for New Two-Channel Handheld Tactical Radio Highlights:

  • Harris to supply new specialized tactical handheld radios to U.S. SOF
  • Small, highly capable radios operate simultaneously over two channels
  • Radio is the result of Harris' investment in advancing tactical radio communications

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 29, 2015 - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a single-source IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $390 million to supply a new specialized handheld tactical radio to U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF). The IDIQ contract consists of a five-year base and an additional one-year option.

Under the SOF Tactical Communications (STC) program, Harris will provide its new integrated two-channel, handheld radio that combines communications and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to address the SOF's unique mission needs. The Harris STC handheld radio can operate in the harshest environments and meets rigorous requirements for small, lightweight, multiband, multifunction, multi-mission tactical radios. It can be upgraded easily and has built-in backward interoperability to communicate over legacy networks.

The Harris STC handheld radio enables SOF teams to communicate over multiple channels simultaneously with an integrated Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver, and the ability to receive ISR full-motion video and signals-based threat information. The STC leverages Harris' extensive experience and innovative technology from its highly successful Falcon III tactical radio family - including the AN/PRC-117Ghttp://rf.harris.com/capabilities/tactical-radios-networking/an-prc-117g/ and AN/PRC-158http://rf.harris.com/capabilities/tactical-radios-networking/an-prc-158-multi-channel-manpack.asp manpack radios.

"The Harris STC handheld is a highly advanced, multiband radio capable of reaching virtually anyone, anywhere, regardless of waveform or device," said Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems. "The STC is the result of our continued investment and commitment to advancing tactical radio communications for our warfighters. It is a purpose-built radio with tremendous power and capability in a very small package."

About Harris Corporation Harris provides advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers' mission-critical challenges. The company has approximately $8 billion in annualized revenue and more than 22,000 employees - including 9,000 engineers and scientists - supporting customers in more than 125 countries. Learn more at harris.comhttp://www.harris.com/.

Harris Corporation Radios Complete User Testing During US Army Network Integration Evaluation

ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 25, 2015 — Harris Corporation's (NYSE:HRS) Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (MNVR) has completed testing at the Army's Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 held at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

The MNVR Limited User Test (LUT) was conducted to test the ability of soldiers at the company level to effectively use the MNVR to talk and send data, images and video to the battalion and brigade levels. Harris will review the results and incorporate changes as necessary before the Initial Operation Test and Evaluation in the spring of 2016.

"These tests are important because they subject the radios to a wide range of operational and environmental conditions that soldiers may face during real-world missions," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense Business, Harris RF Communications. "The MNVR LUT is a great example of the benefits of defense marketplace competition because it demonstrates the value of private sector innovation to quickly bring better solutions from concept to fielding."

The Harris MNVR, which uses the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) and Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW), operates as a node in a mobile network, so information can hop from one MNVR system to another until it reaches its destination. At the LUT, battlefield conditions were used to determine how the WNW and SRW waveforms would perform with regard to message completion rates, latency and voice quality. Testers evaluated the radio using 23 different cases that ensured the network routing was properly configured.

"MNVR meets the need of getting data down to the soldiers," said Lt. Col. Stephen Dail, communications officer, or S6, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD). "The fact that you have the ability to push out data from locations in the field and graphically get that information back to higher headquarters - which has the expertise to examine it and potentially get information back to the soldiers while they're still on the ground so they can react - is a game changer."

Harris RF Communicationshttp://www.rfcomm.harris.com/ is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III® is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier ofassured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation Harris provides advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers� mission critical challenges. The company has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and about 23,000 employees — including 9,000 engineers and scientists — supporting customers in more than 125 countries. Learn more at harris.comhttp://www.harris.com/.

Harris Corporation Successfully Demonstrates MUOS Waveform Operating On-Air

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has successfully conducted satellite communications calls using two Falcon III(r) AN/PRC-117G tactical radios with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. MUOS is the next-generation U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) military communications system for delivering mobile satellite connectivity through tactical radios.

The end-to-end, on-air demonstration calls took place during the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), May 19-21, in Tampa, Florida. The calls validated the ability of the AN/PRC-117G, a fielded multiband manpack radio, to run the narrowband MUOS service with a software-only upgrade.

"These demonstrations showcase the capabilities of our Falcon III radios and our ability to deliver a cost-effective MUOS solution to the DOD," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The results further validate the benefits of the DOD's commitment to open standards and waveform access to promote competition and innovation. More than 30,000 AN/PRC-117G radios are already deployed and capable of supporting MUOS simply by upgrading their software."

Harris is developing the MUOS waveform to operate on multiple Harris radio hardware platforms, including the AN/PRC-117G; the AN/VRC-118 two-channel, Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio; and the AN/PRC-158 multi-channel manpack radio.

Harris RF Communicationshttp://www.rfcomm.harris.com/%20 is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon(r) family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III(r) is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications(r) systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets - with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

US Army Awards Harris Corporation $3.9 Billion Rifleman Radio IDIQ Contract

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 30, 2015 - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a 10-year (5-year base, 5 option years) $3.9 billion ceiling, multi-award IDIQ contract from the U.S. Army for rifleman radios and associated services under the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit (HMS) program. Harris will deliver 50 radios for qualification testing with Full Rate Production fielding scheduled in U.S. government fiscal year 2017.

"The Army's selection of Harris as a provider of Rifleman Radios furthers our leadership position in tactical communications and networking," said Dana Mehnert, group president of Harris RF Communications. "With this contract, the Army is one step closer to putting the radios in the hands of warfighters. We have developed a fully compliant radio, the RF-330E, which meets or exceeds the Army's requirements. We are ready for full rate production orders today and look forward to the competition for delivery orders."

The Rifleman Radio - a lightweight, hand-held radio transmits voice and data using the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW). Soldiers at all levels can use the RF-330E to send information up and down the chain of command as well as across the network backbone provided by the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).

http://www.rfcomm.harris.com/ Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's FalconR family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon IIIR is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communicationsR systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets - with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

Detailed information about the Rifleman radio can be found at this link: http://rf.harris.com/capabilities/tactical-radios-networking/rf-330e-tr.asp.