C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Harris to begin LRIP 2 HMS Manpack radio deliveries to US Army in October

20 June 2019

The Harris Corporation is expecting to finish delivering its first batch of low-rate initial production (LRIP) Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form-Fit (HMS) radios to the US Army by October before moving out on a new buy.

Army leaders recently awarded the company with an undisclosed sum of money for a second LRIP contract for 860 AN/PRC-158 multichannel radios, Harris spokesperson Tim White told Jane’s . Under the plan, Harris is slated to complete delivery of its first batch of LRIP HMS Manpack radios by October, and then begin delivering the communication devices under the second buy.

“The army’s new network modernisation strategy and Integrated Tactical Network [ITN] is designed to enable ‘fighting tonight’, while seeking next-generation solutions to stay ahead of potential adversaries,” Dana Mehnert, the president of Harris Communication Systems, said in an announcement.

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