|[August 20, 2014]
Harris Corporation Receives National Security Agency Type-1 Certification for New Multi-channel Manpack Radio
ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Harris Corporation (News - Alert) (NYSE:HRS) has received Type-1 National Security
Agency (NSA) certification for its Falcon III® RF-340M
multi-channel manpack radio. The certification enables Harris to field
the radios for secure voice and data communications up through the Top
Secret level of information assurance.
The RF-340M multi-channel manpack is the first and only commercially
developed radio to achieve Type-1 certification in anticipation of the
U.S. Army's Handheld, Manpack and Small-Form Factor (HMS) tactical radio
program. The radio is smaller and lighter and offers extended battery
life in comparison to the current program of record radio. It also will
deliver new MUOS satellite communications service without requiring
additional hardware modules, minimizing size, weight and power
challenges in mounted and dismounted applications. The first
multi-channel manpack radios will be delivered to the U.S. Navy this
"NSA certification of the RF-340M is a significant milestone as the U.S.
Army transitions to competitive tactical radio procurements. It provides
a ready-for-fielding alternative to the program of record radio that
significantly enhances the capabilities of our warfighters," said George
Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF
The radio allos users to operate on multiple networks simultaneously.
It also includes an expansion slot to address emerging and unique
mission needs by adding capabilities in areas such as higher speed
wideband networking, satellite communications, and intelligence,
surveillance and reconnaissance.
Harris developed the multi-channel manpack to exceed requirements of the
HMS tactical radio program, providing advanced capabilities to all
branches of the Department of Defense (DoD). The radio is capable of
hosting all required U.S. government wideband and narrowband waveforms,
including those required by Special Operations Command, and supports
Harris previously received NSA certification for its Falcon III®
RF-330E Wideband Rifleman Team Radio. The RF-330E is Harris'
commercially developed, fully compliant radio for the DoD Rifleman Radio
program. The RF-340M and RF-330E represent Harris' next-generation
solutions for the U.S. Army's HMS program.
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 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 multiband radios.
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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