|[May 27, 2014]
Harris Corporation Successfully Demonstrates Mid-Tier Tactical Radio at U.S. Army Network Integration Evaluation
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Harris Corporation (News - Alert) (NYSE:HRS) tactical radio systems successfully
connected soldiers on the move with their command headquarters during
the initial demonstration of the U.S. Army's new Mid-Tier Networking
Vehicular Radio (MNVR) program.
The MNVR program is designed to seamlessly connect vehicular-based
soldiers to the Army tactical network. The program can also extend
Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) services into the
terrestrial network, providing enhanced throughput and range for
communication requirements at the tactical edge.
Soldiers used the Harris Falcon III® AN/VRC-118 MNVR
solution, operating the JTRS Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW), to
provide wireless enterprise services including email, tactical chat and
rapid file downloads. The effort was conducted during the Army's Network
Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.2 at Fort Bliss, Texas, in advance of
initial delivery of production units in June of this year.
The Army awarded the $140 million MNVR contract to Harris in September
2013 following a competitive procurement. The radios for this
demonstration were delivered within six months of contract award.
"This successful demonstration represents a very important step for the
Army in fielding a citical mid-tier solution that will enhance the
robustness of the tactical network," said George Helm, president,
Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "This is the
first time soldiers have used the MNVR and government-owned WNW in the
field for transmitting high-bandwidth tactical information. The
performance of Harris' AN/VRC-118 MNVR solution with WNW sets the stage
for a successful limited user test this fall and showcases industry's
ability to quickly deliver breakthrough capabilities through full and
open competition in tactical radios."
The Harris AN/VRC-118 system provides two channels of tactical voice and
data capability. In addition to WNW, the radio also operates the
government-owned, open-standard Soldier Radio Waveform. Harris is the
global leader in tactical wideband networking, with more than 45,000
Falcon III wideband radios deployed around the world.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio
communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for
military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon®
family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack,
handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III® is the next
generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio
System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations
worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured
communications® systems and equipment for public safety,
utility and transportation markets - with products ranging from the most
advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has
approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees -
including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to
developing best-in-class assured communications®
products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris
Corporation is available at harris.com.
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