Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has successfully completed government tests of its proposed solution for the U.S. Army Mid-Tier Networking Vehicle Radio (MNVR) program. The tests took place at the Space and Navy Warfare Command Systems Center-Atlantic and the U.S. Army’s Fort Huachuca in Arizona.
Harris delivered data messages via its MNVR radio systems using the Wideband Networking Waveform (WNW) developed by U.S. Department of Defense. Waveforms serve as software applications that provide functionality for today’s advanced software-defined radios. WNW, developed by the U.S. Department of Defense Joint Tactical Networking Center, serves as a building block in the fielding of joint tactical wideband communications across Army Brigade Combat Teams.
Harris successfully communicated as required at rates of 2 megabits per second between separate Harris MNVR systems and with other radios, such as the Ground Mobile Radio (AN-VRC-107). The Harris solution utilized WNW over the “L-Band’’ frequency range, set aside by the DoD to provide greater spectrum for wideband data communications.
“Harris is expanding its lead in deploying NSA Type-1 certified radios using open-standard government wideband waveforms,’’ said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “We were instrumental in the rollout and deployment of the Soldier Radio Waveform, and are well on our way to repeating this success with WNW. Harris has demonstrated that it is the low-risk solution for MNVR.’’
The Harris MNVR system leverages the company’s internal research and development investments in wideband tactical networking. Harris has deployed more than 40,000 Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A manpack and handheld wideband tactical radio systems to all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense as well as allied forces in more than 15 countries.
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
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 $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class
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