About Tactical Communications

Military Communications

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications, tactical communication networks and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, public safety, government and commercial customers.

Tactical Communications serves the U.S. Department of Defense, international militaries and government agencies with a comprehensive line of secure radios and systems. The Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and soldier-worn vehicular applications. Falcon III® is the next generation of radios supporting network-centric operations worldwide. The newest Falcon III radio – the AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio – is the only system that is bringing true wideband networking capabilities to the battlefield today. These systems, along with the Falcon III handheld and vehicular radios, give customers unprecedented situational awareness capabilities, including streaming video to the tactical edge of the battlefield.

Internationally, Harris Falcon radios form the foundation for high-performance system solutions that address comprehensive requirements in command and control, homeland security, disaster relief, narcotics interdiction and other applications. For instance, the new RF-7800S Secure Personal Radio acts as the hub in Falcon Fighter, a newly introduced soldier system.

We have received numerous testimonials from warfighters telling us Harris tactical radios are changing the way they conduct their missions, and are saving military and non-combatant lives on the borderless battlefield.

Underpinning the success of our Tactical Communications segment is its commercial business model, which fosters the agility to innovate and introduce new solutions faster than our competitors. 

Key Tactical Communications Products and Technologies

  • Tactical Radios and Networking
    o Falcon II interoperable, software-defined tactical radios
    o HF, VHF, UHF and multiband manpack, handheld, and vehicular radios
    o Falcon III multiband, multi-mission radios
    o Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA) - compliant multiband handheld and manpack radios and secure personal radios with wideband networking capability

  • Cryptographic Solutions
    o National Security Agency (NSA)-recognized leaders in embedded encryption
    o Sierra and Citadel cryptographic modules

  • High-Capacity Line of Site (HCLOS) Radio
    o Military and public safety applications of 802.16 based technology for high-speed IP data communications

  • COMSEC (Communications Security) Terminals
    o SecNet 54
    o High-speed network encryption terminals
    o Blue Force Tracking Type 1 encryption device

  • Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance
    o Command and Control products
    Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Intelligence Acquisition
    o Border Security Systems

  • Integrated Communications Systems
    o Modular Soldier Systems
    o Integrated Vehicle Systems 

 
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Testimonials

"We really could not have asked for a better product or better support."

First Lieutenant

USMC/Afghanistan

“The challenge of extending command and control to all of those places was really put on my shoulders and the Harris products made it that much better for me. […] We really could not have asked for a better product or better support. […] We didn’t have radios that just stopped working or that failed, they were great. They really worked for us. They were really reliable. I could tell you ten more stories about how they saved us in a tight spot. Definitely great products.”

First Lieutenant

USMC/Afghanistan

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"Harris Corporation’s RF Division has done it again with improving our communications systems."

Corporal

USMC

"The new PRC-117G has brought wonders to the communications community. Not only is the PRC-117G capable of what the PRC-117F can do, the new ANW2 feature offers us Marines data capabilities in any setting...I was dumbfounded that it was capable to last up to 18 hours on a single battery while being continuously used throughout the day. Harris Corporation’s RF Division has done it again with improving our communications systems. Thank you!"

Corporal

USMC

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"This is a new generation of radios, and it is pretty much what all the units in the armed forces are starting to use."

Cpl. Raul J. Asmal

Multi-channel radio operator with 2nd MLG

“This is a new generation of radios, and it is pretty much what all the units in the armed forces are starting to use,” said Lance Cpl. Raul J. Asmal, from Queens, N.Y., a multi-channel radio operator with 2nd MLG (Fwd.).  “These radios are great and with proper training I think it is a tool that can help us win wars.” (see full story)

Cpl. Raul J. Asmal

Multi-channel radio operator with 2nd MLG

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“Very secure, reliable, mobile--everything you could want in a radio, Harris delivers.”

First Lieutenant

USMC/Afghanistan



"Thanks for providing dependable systems that we can count on."

Staff Sergeant

U.S. Army

"I’ve been serving now for 11 years and have been working closely with Harris since 2000; by far you have the best products, the best support and the best customer service. Our missions here in Iraq would not have been successful had we not come prepared with equipment and training from the Harris Corporation. The majority of Americans may not understand how the Armed Forces are able to fight and win on the field of battle but as soldiers we know our lives are dependant on our equipment; thanks for providing dependable systems that we can count on."

Staff Sergeant

U.S. Army

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