Harris Corp., RF Communications, Rochester, New York, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a $255,000,000 maximum ceiling value to provide the Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack (STC NGMP) Radio system in support of U.S. Special Operations Command to conduct a Capital Equipment Replacement Program, replacing legacy manpack radios such as the AN/PRC-117F and AN/PRC-117G. The STC NGMP will provide Special Operations Forces teams with the ability to communicate utilizing a two-channel manpack radio.
The U.S. Army has released a request for proposals (RFP) to procure additional Manpack Radios, which officials describe as the Army’s first two-channel, software-defined radio capable of supporting advanced and current force waveforms.
The RFP, which was posted August 3 to the Federal Business Opportunities website, is the next step as the Army moves toward full rate production of the system. The Manpack Radio is part of the Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit program.
General Dynamics C4 Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Ariz., was awarded a $107,309,000 modification (P00402) to contract W15P7T-04-C-E405 to procure 1500 Manpack radio kits and 500 dismount kits. Army Contracting Command, Aberdeen, Md., is the contracting activity.