L3Harris awarded $6 billion IDIQ contract to replace legacy SINCGARS radios to US Army – Defense Here

L3Harris Technologies was one of two vendors awarded a $6 billion IDIQ contract to supply advanced tactical radios under the US Army’s Combat Net Radio (CNR) modernization program.

The contract includes a five-year base and an additional five-year option. L3Harris received an initial delivery order of $20 million.

L3Harris is the incumbent supplier of the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) currently in use by US and allied military forces, having delivered more than 300,000 to the Department of Defense (DoD) since 1980. L3Harris will provide a state-of-the-art SINCGARS radio providing advanced NSA-approved encryption and persistent waveform communications for the Integrated Tactical Network (ITN).

Combat Net Radio will replace a significant portion of the Army’s legacy SINCGARS radios. The CNR solution increases warfighter effectiveness by enabling communications in all environments while improving combat weapon systems across the Army portfolio.

Software-defined radios (SDRs) also support the Army’s unified network strategy, which will allow for future waveform improvements as new technology becomes available.

“Upgrading to a modern SINCGARS Combat Net Radio voice and data capability will be seamless with our replacement for current dismount systems, vehicle platforms, air defense and artillery systems. With our next-generation radio, Soldiers can leverage existing training, installation kits and system integration – with zero downtime – to achieve improved mission readiness,” said Dana Mehnert, president, communications systems, L3Harris. “We are honored to provide the U.S. Army ITN with a critical communications capability into the future.”

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