Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a second low-rate initial
production (LRIP) order by the U.S. Army under the HMS (Handheld,
Manpack & Small Form-Fit) IDIQ contract to bring flexible and highly
capable AN/PRC-158 multi-channel radios to the battlefield.
The Harris AN/PRC-158 radio features a two-channel, software-defined
architecture with integrated cross-banding between waveforms, including
TSM, SRW, SINCGARS, SATCOM and others, providing new advanced
capabilities while maintaining backward interoperability with legacy
radios. The software-defined architecture enables flexibility to respond
to new and emerging requirements and allows easy porting of new
waveforms. The radio is capable of simultaneously handling classified
and unclassified data.
“The Army’s new network modernization strategy and Integrated Tactical
Network (ITN) is designed to enable ‘fighting tonight,’ while seeking
next-generation solutions to stay ahead of potential adversaries. Harris
is committed to delivering the next generation of adaptable,
software-defined radios that are software upgradeable to meet the Army’s
evolving network requirements,” said Dana Mehnert, president, Harris
Communication Systems. “The AN/PRC-158 delivers the security,
interoperability and resilience the Army needs for its tactical radio
modernization program while providing unmatched capability for soldiers
on the battlefield.”
This is the second LRIP for Harris after an initial successful LRIP on
this contract to supply HMS Manpack radios and will be followed by
Operational Testing as part of the fielding process. The IDIQ contract
includes a five-year base and an additional five-year option with a
ceiling of $12.7 billion. The Army expects to purchase approximately
65,000 HMS Manpack radios under the IDIQ.
Harris Corporation is the leading global supplier of secure radio
communications, tactical communications networks and embedded high-grade
encryption solutions for military, public safety, municipalities,
utilities and commercial customers. Harris creates a networked
battlefield environment using software-defined radio technologies in all
form factors, including handheld, manpack and vehicular configurations.
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’
toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that
connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial
customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in
annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments:
Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence
Systems. Learn more at harris.com.
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