Harris demonstrates Falcon III Manpack radio with mobile user objective system

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) said it has completed the next in a series of interoperability tests for the Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio hosting the mobile user objective system waveform.

MUOS is the next-generation US Department of Defense military communications system for delivering satellite-based voice and data communication services through secure tactical radios.

Harris demonstrated MUOS capability in the AN/PRC-117G during tests at the MUOS Test Radio Access Facility in Sunnyvale, California. The test facility is operated on behalf of the US government by Lockheed Martin, prime system integrator for the MUOS system.

The Sunnyvale MUOS test facility includes a ground station, satellite payload and simulators to emulate various environmental scenarios, such as operations in rain, under forest canopy and within buildings. Harris-tested radios were unmodified from their standard hardware configurations.

Harris is developing the MUOS waveform to operate on multiple radio hardware platforms, including the AN/PRC-117G, AN/VRC-118 two-channel mid-tier networking vehicular radio solution, and the new Harris multichannel manpack and next-generation handheld radio systems.

Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Its website is at harris.com.

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