Thursday, May 21, 2015

Harris Demos MUOS Waveform Between Falcon III Radios

Harris announced successfully testing of satellite communications calls using two Falcon III AN/PRC-117G tactical radios with the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform.

MUOS is the next-generation U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) military communications system for delivering mobile satellite connectivity through tactical radios.


Harris said the test validated the ability of the AN/PRC-117G, a fielded multiband manpack radio, to run the narrowband MUOS service with a software-only upgrade.

“These demonstrations showcase the capabilities of our Falcon III radios and our ability to deliver a cost-effective MUOS solution to the DOD,” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “The results further validate the benefits of the DOD’s commitment to open standards and waveform access to promote competition and innovation. More than 30,000 AN/PRC-117G radios are already deployed and capable of supporting MUOS simply by upgrading their software.”

http://harris.com/view_pressrelease.asp?act=lookup&pr_id=3762


MUOS is a next-generation narrowband tactical satellite communications system designed to significantly improve beyond-line-of-sight communications for U.S. forces on the move. MUOS will provide military users 10 times more communications capacity over the existing system by leveraging 3G mobile communications technology, and will provide simultaneous voice and data capability. Lockheed Martin, which the prime contractor and integrator for MUOS, said the satellite-based, smart-phone cell network will enable IP-based terminals to transmit and receive clear voice calls and data from almost anywhere in the world.

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