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U.S. Army Awards Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radios Contract

September 25, 2013
George I. Seffers

The U.S. Army has awarded an Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract for the first mid-tier networking vehicular radios (MNVR), which will provide a link between forces at the company and platoon echelons and their higher headquarters for rapid distribution of data, imagery and other information. The Army awarded a $8.4 million delivery order to Harris Corporation for up to 232 of the multi-channel radios. These radios will be used for test, certification and integration with current and future Army vehicle platforms. The MNVR radios delivered under the contract are scheduled to undergo further testing, including a Limited User Test at the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in fall 2014. Other initial MNVR radios will be used for certification and integration with vehicle platforms including Strykers, Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles and High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles.

U.S. Army Purchases Harris Radios

August 15, 2012
By George Seffers

Harris Corporation, Rochester, New York, was awarded an $85,500,000 firm-fixed-price contract modification to procure radios. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

General Dynamics Awarded $363 Million Air Traffic Control Contract

April 26, 2012
By George Seffers

General Dynamics C4 Systems recently received a contract from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to deliver radios that allow air traffic control personnel to communicate with commercial and military aircraft throughout the National Airspace System (NAS). The 10-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of $363 million if all options are exercised. The contract is part of the FAA's Next Generation Air-Ground Communications (NEXCOM) Segment 2 program which includes replacing outmoded air traffic control (ATC) air-to-ground radios with radios using the latest in communications technology. The software-defined CM300/350 VHF and UHF air traffic control radios will provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) capabilities along with improved ground-to-air communications performance.

Radio and App Capabilities Merge

January 31, 2012

Elements of the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan are now using a combined radio/wearable computer that enables intrasquad communications as well as the ability to share text messages, situation reports and other information.

Cool App-titude: 5-0 Radio

October 12, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

A new iPhone app attracting close to 80,000 new users each day taps into a huge collection of live police, firefighter, aircraft, railroad, marine, emergency and ham radios.

Harris Receives More Than $78 Million FMS Order from Philippines

July 28, 2010
By George Seffers

Harris Corp., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $78.5 million contract for Foreign Military Sales of radio base stations, vehicle mounts, and man packs to the government of the Philippines.  The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command Acquisition Center, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, is the contracting activity.

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