Harris awarded contracts for SATCOM and MRAP radio upgrades 40505161

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Harris awarded contracts for SATCOM and MRAP radio upgrades
Harris Corporation has been contracted to provide upgrades under the Army’s MET programme and supply radio systems that will be installed in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles of the US Air Force ground protection forces.
Harris awarded contracts for SATCOM and MRAP radio upgrades
Two AN/PRC-152A radios used in the AN/VRC-110 vehicular radio system (Photo: Harris Corporation)

The US Army’s Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) includes Harris’ fixed-site and hardened transportable terminals, used to provide X and Ka-band access to the new Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network, as well as legacy satellite constellations. The new generation of military satellite communication terminals will provide the global backbone for high-priority military communications and missile defence systems all over the world.

The USD41 million contract includes the production of spare parts, depot and installation of advanced satellite communications terminals.

Under a separate contract, valued at USD12 million, the US Air Force has contracted Harris Corporation to upgrade the tactical radios installed in MRAP vehicles, which are used to provide multiband communications. The MRAP vehicles are used by the ground protection forces of the service. The new radios will support simultaneous voice and high-speed networked data and internal GPS capabilities for situational awareness.

Harris will deliver Falcon III AN/PRC-152A Wideband Networking Handheld Radios, which use the next-generation Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2). Their design is optimized for space-constrained, vehicular environments.