L3Harris [LHX] said Friday the company has received a $50 million order from the Marine Corps to continue delivering its software-defined Falcon III AN/PRC-160 high frequency radios.
The latest order was placed under the five-year Navy Portable Radio program contract initially awarded in 2017 to assist the Marine Corps in replacing its legacy HF radios.
“The AN/PRC-160 delivers the security and resilience the Marine Corps needs for its tactical radio modernization programs, while providing unmatched capability for Marines on the battlefield,” Dana Mehnert, L3Harris’ president of communication systems, said in a statement. “These radios provide high-speed, long-range HF communications that meet the Marine Corps’ demanding program of record requirements.”
L3Harris noted the AN/PRC-160’s software-defined architecture allows the system to easily integrate encryption updates and enables command and control capabilities in degraded environments.
“The AN/PRC-160 is a modern solution for beyond-line-of-sight communications in a satellite-denied environment. It is the smallest, lightest and fastest wideband HF manpack available – providing 10X throughput over legacy systems,” the company wrote in a statement.