Air Force orders radio systems for ground vehicles
Harris Corp. will supply the vehicular radios, intercoms under $13.5 million order
- By William Welsh
- Jun 10, 2009
Harris Corp. will supply the Air Force with radios and a new digital intercom system for its ground vehicles through a $13.5 million order.
Under the order, Harris will provide the Air Force with its Falcon III AN/VRC-110 multiband, multimode vehicular radios, company officials said today. The contractor also will furnish its new RF-7800I Tactical Intercom System.
The Air Force plans to use the equipment in Humvees assigned to ground missions, the officials said.
The intercom system offers vehicle crews modular, interoperable voice and data connectivity within the vehicle, and serves added duty as a network backbone that centralizes communications.
The RF-7800I digital intercom system essentially establishes a vehicular command and control center by unifying the technologies that connect the crew to the broader battlefield network, said Dana Mehnert, group president at Harris RF Communications.
William Welsh is a freelance writer covering IT and defense technology.