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October 17, 2017updated 24 Oct 2017 2:52pm

Harris wins $765m contract to provide tactical radios to US Navy and USMC

Harris Radio Frequency Communications has secured a new $765m single-award indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for the delivery of portable tactical radios and ancillary devices to the US Navy and the US Marine Corps (USMC).

The five-year firm-fixed-price contract was awarded by the US Navy and is intended to replace the previous $300m IDIQ deal that expired in August this year.

The arrangement could continue through September 2022 if all options are exercised.

Harris is set to provide the company’s AN/PRC-117G, AN/PRC-152A and new AN/PRC-160 wideband high frequency (HF) radios to the navy as part of the agreement.

The contract also includes the procurement of peripheral attachments to support the handheld, manpack, fixed-mount / vehicular and base station radios in order to fulfil the navy’s tactical portable radio requirements, which have been approved by the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations.

In addition, the flexibility of the deal enables Harris to provide the US Navy and USMC with the latest and advanced products as and when required, according to the company.

“The award enables Harris to continue to meet the navy and Marine Corps’ current and emerging needs so that they can successfully accomplish their missions around the globe.”

Harris Communication Systems president Chris Young said: “This award stems from our successful long-standing track record of developing and delivering the most advanced family of tactical radios.

“The award enables Harris to continue to meet the navy and Marine Corps’ current and emerging needs so that they can successfully accomplish their missions around the globe.”

Work on the project will be carried out in Rochester, New York, US, and is expected to be completed in September next year.

The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in San Diego, California, will function as the contracting activity for the initiative.


Image: AN/PRC-117G tactical manpack radio. Photo: courtesy of the Harris Corporation.

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