The US Marine Corps (USMC) has acquired its first block of Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) waveform software upgrades for about 1,000 Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios under a four-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Harris announced in late September.
The updated software will provide the radios with the ability to access the MUOS satellite system. MUOS is a government-owned waveform that provides cellular phone-like communications down to the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) and platoon levels and extends company and data voice Soldier Radio Waveform networks.
The software upgrade also includes a new MUOS antenna to facilitate access to the satellite constellation.
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