Harris Wins $12m US Army High-Frequency Tactical Radio Antenna Contract


Tactical Radio Antenna

Harris Corporation was recently awarded a 5-year, $12 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide high frequency (HF) tactical radio antennas to the US Army. This contract was received during Harris Corp’s first quarter of fiscal 2016. Under this new contract, Harris Corp will provide the US Army with RF-3134 HF full loop antennas. These specific antennas are unique in that that they are compact, lightweight, and easy to install and uninstall. RF-3134 antennas do not depend on a ground plane, which allows them to be used on fixed installations and vehicles alike. Additionally, the RF-3134 interfaces with the Harris Falcon II AN/PRC-150 series of HF radios. The entire Harris antenna set includes full-loop antenna elements and tower, high voltage cable installation kit, protective boot, and a coupler/PA cable.

Harris Communication Systems President Chris Young said:

“The HF full-loop antenna provides a combination of high bandwidth and signal efficiency that makes it ideal for on-the-move applications. Harris continues to provide advanced radios and related systems to meet the real-time communications needs of our nation's warfighters.”

Although the US Army has a number of different uses for the new antennas, the most likely application is part of the high-mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS), which is a multiple launch rocket system. The RF-3134 antennas will allow field personnel to give out targeting commands to the missiles through long distance high frequency voice and/or data radio links. If this first US Army project is successful, the RF-3134 antennas will likely be ordered for other uses as well.

The Harris Corp has been producing broadcasting equipment for nearly 60 years, and the RF-3134 antenna is just the latest example of their excellence in the industry. These days, Harris is a world leader in providing advanced, technology based solutions to solve both commercial and government challenges.

Here at Just NSN Parts, we have the resources to distribute a vast array of Harris Corp products. We provide our customers with a simplified and speedy procurement process. We ensure that our customers’ production lines and military platforms are always up and running effectively. We offer cost-effective component solutions by improving our customer’s negotiation power. If you are interested in a quote, please contact our friendly sales staff at sales@justnsnparts.com or call us at 1-714-705-4780.


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