The Army awarded Harris Corp. a $140.7 million contract for a vehicle radio designed to link infantry platoons and companies with higher headquarters.
The mid-tier networking vehicular radio, or MNVR, runs government-owned software waveforms developed under the now-defunct joint tactical radio system project and adopted by Harris and other vendors for use in their radios. BAE Systems, General Dynamics C4 Systems and a team of Northrop Grumman and ITT Exilis submitted bids on the contract for up to 5,000 vehicle radios in an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity procurement the Army launched in February 2012.
The Army immediatly placed a task order with Harris valued at $8.4 million for up to 232 vehicle radios for test and integration. The Harris radios run the broadband data Wideband Networking Waveform and voice and low data rate Soldier Radio Waveform, software that defines bandwidth, modulation and frequency range.
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