US Air Force Selects L3Harris to Deliver Airborne HF Radio for Aircraft Integration

L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a development prototype contract from the US Air Force for the Falcon Wideband Airborne HF Radio which will replace the AN/ARC-190 airborne HF radio.

The L3Harris Falcon Wideband Airborne HF Radio is a software-defined digital multi-mode wideband radio with the capacity to augment space-based beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) systems, providing a much-needed alternative capability in a SATCOM-denied environment. The radio addresses the U.S. Air Force HF Radio Modernization requirement and will enable airmen to communicate data at speeds up to ten times greater than the legacy ARC-190 radios.

The L3Harris Falcon Wideband Airborne HF Radio features embedded encryption, electronic counter-counter measures (ECCM), low probability of intercept and low probability of detection (LPI/LPD) and is upgradable to accept new waveforms and software delivered capabilities. The form factor combines three different pieces of equipment into a single package to reduce size, weight and power consumption, which is critical for airborne applications.

The capabilities provided by the L3Harris Falcon Wideband Airborne HF Radio will be a game-changer for the US Air Force, with modernized software-defined technology that is designed to operate in contested and SATCOM-denied environments.

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