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III Radio Family

Manufacturer: Harris Communications

Falcon III Manpack system, from Harris
The Falcon III multiband, multimission, manpack tactical radio offers wideband, secure networking, capable of supporting multiple wavebands from 30 MHz up to 2 GHz, including support of commercial L-Band SATCOM and wideband mobile ad-hoc networking. The Falcon III manpack radio provides 20 watts of output power. it includes embedded encryption for voice and data. Additionally, the radio includes an embedded, military-grade GPS receiver for timing and situational awareness.

The system supports high data throughput rates. Falcon III incorporates the Harris Advanced Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2) to provide secure IP data networking to the tactical Internet at on-air rates up to 10 megabits per second. The high data rate capability, coupled with mobile ad-hoc networking, automated network establishment and maintenance, and integrated IP Security (IPSEC), provides a powerful networking solution. Because the radios utilize the SCA operating environment, future networking waveforms can be incorporated as they are developed and released.

The system is designed to quickly accommodate new waveforms as they become available to address their future requirements. The Falcon III manpack radio is a companion to the AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld and AN/VRC-110 vehicular radios, introduced in 2005. With an extended range, Software Communications Architecture (SCA) operating environment, and significant processing power, it will accommodate new waveforms for networking, TACSAT, and public safety interoperability.



  Updated: 10/16/2006

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