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Harris Falcon III radios earn NSA certification for secure communications
ROCHESTER, NY Nov. 16, 2016 Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received Type-1 National Security Agency (NSA) certification for its Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G Multiband Networking Manpack Radio to run the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. The NSA Type-1 certification allows secure voice and data communications on the AN/PRC-117G using the MUOS waveform.
MUOS is the next-generation U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) military communications system for delivering mobile satellite connectivity through tactical radios. Harris has already successfully conducted satellite transmissions using the MUOS waveform.
Harris has delivered more than 30,000 MUOS-capable AN/PRC-117G tactical radios which will be able to deliver the enhanced capability to warfighters with a software upgrade, a diplexer and an antenna kit. This innovative and quickly-deployable solution is significantly more cost and time-efficient than procuring new radios.
“This NSA certification for the MUOS-enabled AN/PRC-117G allows us to continue providing value and leading-edge communications technology to the warfighter on the battlefield,” said Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems.
About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenue and 21,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks. Learn more at harris.com.