US Department of Defense orders Harris radio systems

International communications and information technology company Harris has received a $5.5m (£3.4m) order to supply additional Falcon II AN/VRC-103 multi-band, multi-mission vehicular radio systems to the US Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).

The Harris AN/VRC-103 is a fully integrated communication system that includes the Falcon II AN/PRC-117F software-defined manpack radio.

Widely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the AN/PRC-117F covers multiple frequencies using military-standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with a variety of ground-based and airborne equipment.

The radio features advanced voice, data and tactical satellite capabilities for communicating on the networked battlefield.