Canadian Armed Forces orders 1,000 RF-9820S compact team radios

The Canadian Armed Forces became the first international customer for L3Harris’ compact team radio. Credit: L3Harris Technologies, Inc.

The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have placed an order with L3Harris Technologies for the delivery of over 1,000 compact team radios and related kits.

The device is expected to improve tactical communications for operators on the battlefield and at command headquarters.

This order made the Canadian Armed Forces the first international customer for radio.

L3Harris Tactical Communications President Bryant Henson said, “The RF-9820S provides the communication flexibility and interoperability that combatants need to face the multi-domain challenges of today’s battlespace. hui.

“This single-channel radio adapts to current and emerging threats and enables direct interoperability with joint and coalition forces while providing the ability to propagate further into areas of engagement and share knowledge-based information. the situation across the rungs. ”

It follows an award given to the company by the Canadian government for 1,250 radios and accessories in August of this year. It also includes options to purchase additional radios.

The CAF inventory already includes combat-proven L3Harris tactical radios.

As part of Canada’s Integrated Soldier System project, the CAF selected the AN / PRC-117G and the AN / PRC-163 as the lead radio.

Small, lightweight and easy to use, the latest addition to L3Harris’ Falcon family of radios features a simple user interface and improves troop agility.

It provides over 20 hours of “continuous and reliable” voice and data communications that help troops stay connected.

Launched at AUSA Now 2020, the product was developed to meet the requirements of the United States Army for single channel mobile ad hoc broadband (MANET) radio.

Late last month, L3Harris reported a 5% drop in revenue in the third quarter of 2021 as operations suffered from supply chain issues.