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Manpack radio interoperability testing

Harris Corporation : 21 March, 2014  (New Product)
Interoperability testing has been completed on the Falcon III manpack radio with mobile user objective system
Manpack radio interoperability testing

Harris Corporation has successfully completed initial interoperability testing of its widely fielded Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio hosting the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform. MUOS is the next-generation US Department of Defense military satellite communications system for delivering cellular-based service through tactical radios.

“Harris is rapidly delivering on its commitment to offer the MUOS waveform in AN/PRC-117G tactical radios," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “Simple software upgrades will bring MUOS to more than 30,000 AN/PRC-117G radios already in use, giving the DoD the most cost-effective solution for rapidly transitioning its tactical satellite radio inventory to support this important new capability."

The recent test demonstrated interoperability with the addition of MUOS software to AN/PRC-117G radios that were unmodified from their standard hardware configurations. It was conducted at the Joint Tactical Networking Center MUOS Reference Implementation Laboratory in San Diego, California.

Harris now begins a new round of tests of the AN/PRC-117G at the US government MUOS system integration labs in Arizona. The radio successfully completed separate on-air tests last year in San Diego and near the North Pole.

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