Harris Corporation Demonstrates Network of Falcon III Manpack Radios Operating the JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — (LandWarNet booth #303) Harris Corporation , 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.
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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/ .
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