Australia: Harris Corporation has received a USD 38 million order to deliver Falcon III tactical radios that will provide Australia’s armed forces with reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications. The order was awarded by the Defence Materiel Organisation of the Australian Department of Defence to support project JP2097. The project delivers enhancements to Networked Communications to meet Special Operations Command Land Mobility (LM) and Command, Control and Communications (C3) requirements.
According to the company’s press release, the Australian Department of Defence is acquiring AN/PRC-152A handheld and AN/PRC-117G manpack radios to provide its forces with wideband tactical networking capabilities, as well as line-of-sight, ground-to-air and tactical satellite communications. The wideband network enables operators to send and receive tactical voice, video, and data, resulting in enhanced situational awareness and real-time intelligence. In addition, the AN/PRC-152A and AN/PRC-117G provide users with interoperability through legacy narrowband waveforms. "Harris Falcon radios provide the ADF with wideband capabilities, a broad suite of interoperable waveforms, and the ability to easily accommodate future Joint Tactical Radio Systems waveforms,” said Brendan O’Connell, President, International Business, Harris RF Communications.