Navy will buy Falcon radios from Harris under $297 million contract

The Navy’s Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded a five-year, $297 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to Harris for Falcon tactical radios. The systems will be for ground personnel and small craft tactical requirements.

The contract covers all major radio types and frequency ranges from the Harris Falcon family, including the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G wideband Manpack, the Falcon III AN/PRC-152 multiband handheld, and the Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios.

"This contract enables the Navy to deploy handheld, manpack, fixed mount/vehicular and base station radios for applications in high-frequency, very-high frequency, ultra-high frequency, line-of-sight and satellite communications,'' said George Helm, president, Harris RF Communications DOD business, in a statement.

The contract is part of Portable Radios Program, which procures and fields radios for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations for secure/non-secure voice and data communications, satellite communications, and emergency communications for ships.