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1st SFAB To Be Equipped With Harris Radios

Monday, December 11th, 2017

As we’ve told you in the past, the Army’s newest Brigade is getting the latest and greatest hardware. Harris Communications recently announced a contract to supply radios to Fort Benning’s 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade.


They are receiving the Falcon III AN/PRC-152A wideband networking handheld radios, AN/PRC-117G multi-band networking manpack radios and AN/PRC-160 high-frequency manpack radios, equipped with Soldier Radio Waveform and the Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform.


Recently, 1st SFAB’s Combat Advisors were issued Crye Precision Adaptive Vest System armor vests. They are also next up for fielding the Army’s new M17 Modular Handgun System.

AUSA – Harris Introduces F5032 Lightweight Night Vision Binocular

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

The F5032 Lightweight Night Vision Binocular weighs just under 500 grams. It also offers close focus with clear images as close as 9″.

The F5032 fixed or adjustable diopter.

Powered by a single AA, the F5032’s Gen 3 image intensifier tube is servicable at the unit level and offered in White or Green Phosphour. The tubes are autogated which will adjust to high light levels and won’t shut off inadvertendly. It also features vertical viewing ability and won’t shut off when you look up.

Each monocular in the F5032 can be individually flipped up, out of the way.

I like the switch which is a simple detent for on/off.

ADS C4ISR Vehicle Concept Demonstrator – Part III – C4ISR Technology

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

ADS took a look at one of the issues that continues to face deployed troops; access to C4ISR feeds. They assembled a team of industry partners including Granite Tactical Vehicles, FLIR, Harris and SYNEXXUS to create a C4ISR Vehicle Concept Demonstrator.

Using COTS items, this team has been able to streamline the way Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and and Reconnaissance data is delivered and displayed to the personnel in the vehicle. It’s now easier to see, interpret and share.

FLIR offers these enhancements to the Demonstrator:

FLIR Systems DV/SA provides Driver Visual Enhancement and Situational Awareness has been used on both wheeled and tracked platforms. It offers the following suite of options:

• Dual Sensor with both thermal and day cameras (enabling blending)
• Single Sensor with thermal camera.
• Cameras with motorized protective lid and cleaning brush.
• 55 degree field of view for increased performance.
• 90 degree field of view for wide angle situational awareness.

• High-performance multi-sensor thermal imaging system in a compact, lightweight 9” package.
• This system offers up to six simultaneous payloads including: IR, Color, CCD, EMCCD, Laser Pointer or Laser Illuminator, LRF and IMU.
• The FLIR Systems TALON offers operators a continuous zoom 640 x 480 infrared IR camera and 2 EO options (color and color/ EMCCD combination) which permit high resolution imagery both day and night

Harris is well known for providing communications systems and the C4ISR Vehicle Concept Demonstrator is no different with the integration of the AN/PRC-117G.
• JTRS Certified, NSA Type-1 Certified, JITC Certified for Narrowband Interoperability Assessment and compliance with DAMA standards
• Includes SINCGARS, Havequick II, VHF/UHF AM and FM, High Performance Waveform (HPW), MIL-STD-188-181B SATCOM.
• Uses the Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2) for high bandwidth data operation and is designed for future upgrade to the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW)

If FLIR is the eyes of the system and Harris the ears, SYNEXXUS provides the central nervous system.

The ELECTRONIC KEEL® V5.3 is a modular, data/video distribution architecture, designed for rugged reliability with open standard industry inputs. The EKEEL’s open operating system and open published API and GUI software provide the operator with access to platform sensors, radios, applications and other government furnished equipment (GFE) or customer furnished equipment (CFE) with single button actuation and intuitive interface. All platform sub-systems are able to be viewed, controlled and shared from a single interface through one or more independently controlled and simultaneously viewed resistive-touch, multi-function displays. Any government provided software and applications can be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to the system’s software suite.
• Combat-Proven, TRL-9 Rated Digital Backbone
• Operationally Deployed in Theater Since 2009
• Modular, Open Hardware and Software Interfaces
• Access, Control and Network All Platform GFE, Apps and Systems
• Increased Situational Awareness, Decreased SWaP

In this ADStv video, representatives from each of the vendors discuss the capabilities they bring to this project.

With the integration of these different, yet complimentary, capabilities into an upgraded, armored vehicle platform, the ADS C4ISR Vehicle Concept Demonstrator has shown a system that doesn’t suffer from the band-aid fixes that have plagued the legacy HMMWV program over the years. The interior is streamlined and future capabilities can more easily be integrated into the architecture. This is certainly a viable path forward to refit the existing HMMWV fleet with new capabilities.

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ADS C4ISR Vehicle Concept Demonstrator – Part II – The Vehicle

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

During Warrior Expo, ADS Inc exhibited a new concept demonstrator that integrates C4ISR technologies directly into a lightly armored vehicle based on the legacy HMMWV. While the demonstrator is packed with a variety of Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and and Reconnaissance capabilities, it would mean nothing if you couldn’t protect the men and women inside the vehicle. That’s where project partner Granite Tactical Vehicles steps in. They’ve developed a set of five upgrade packages for the HMMWV. The High Mobility, Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle has been with us for over 30 years. Over this time, they’ve applied a variety of fixes to the vehicle, but fundamentally there 25 deficiencies in the design.

Over time, the HMMWV evolved from this simple replacement for the Jeep to an armored battle taxi. Along the way, it became overweight and underpowered.

HMMWV comparison

Engineers at Granite Tactical Vehicles have created five kits to enhance the vehicle’s capabilities:

1) GTV’s proprietary up-armored crew capsule offers 360 degree blast / ballistic protection with underbody armor and a V-Hull. That V-Hull is one of the most effective features to mitigate the effects of IEDs.
2) Upgraded brake calipers and larger rotors, upgraded shocks, spring mounts, lift kit (centered front differential allowing 4 identical half-shafts), frame enhancements and suspension to support up-armored capsule and return vehicle to expected mobility.
3) Upgraded turbo-charged 6.5 liter diesel engine.
4) Upgraded 4L85 transmission, which is critical to overcoming torque deficiency of standard Humvee.
5) Upgraded cooling / radiator system to ensure larger engine is efficiently and effectively cooled during operation.

In fact, application of these five kits, not only enhanced the capabilities of the HMMWV (of which we have thousands still in service) but also weighs in at 200 lbs below the current UpArmored variant. As funding for programs like the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle are reprogrammed for other needs, upgrades such as this, to existing equipment are a great way to extend their lifecycle as well as enhance capabilities.

Justin Boyle of ADS goes over the five upgrade kits for the HMMWV in this short video from ADStv.

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ADS C4ISR Vehicle Concept Demonstrator – Part I – Overview

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

During Warrior Expo, ADS Inc exhibited a new concept demonstrator that integrates C4ISR technologies directly into a lightly armored vehicle based on the legacy uparmored HMMWV. For those unfamiliar, C4ISR includes Command, Control, Communications, Computers as well as Intelligence, Surveillance and and Reconnaissance capabilities. It’s not that this is a dedicated command and control vehicle or even a scout vehicle but rather, ADS recognizes that over the last 10 years, there has been a boom in the deployment of new C4ISR technologies. The real hurdle is delivering this disparate information to the end user and then, making sense of all of it.

ADS teamed with Granite Tactical Vehicles, FLIR, Harris and SYNEXXUS. Everything here is Commercial-Off-The-Shelf. It’s just been configured in such a way that the whole is greater than the sum of its individual components.

If you were at Warrior East, I hope you had a chance to check out this vehicle. If not, ADStv created three video segments that we will use to show what it’s all about. Below, John Fristachi from ADS of ADS discusses the project.

To learn more contact ADS Inc.

Warrior West – Harris Communications Falcon III Multi-Channel Manpack

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Harris Communications is displaying their new Falcon III Multi-Channel Manpack radio.


At 14 lbs, it offers two identical channels (30-2500MHz, 25 KHz to 10 MHz Bandwidth, 20W SATCOM, 20W L-Band, 10W VHF/UHF LOS) with an optional third channel upgrade for future enhancements. Additionally, it supports the following waveforms: SINCGARS, SRW, DAMA, VULOS, IW, HAVEQUICK, MUOS, ANW2 and WNW.

The Falcon III utilizes current PRC-117G accessories and utilizes a single battery.

Available for order now with shipments coming in October.

Harris Situational Awareness Video Receiver

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Harris_SAVRAnalog and ROVER format friendly, the Situational Awareness Video Receiver (SAVR) from Harris is a portable, handheld ISR video receiver. It gives you access to over 95% of fielded downlinks from manned and unmanned secure air assets. In addition to acting as a stand-alone, handheld video receiver, the SAVR is compatible with other Harris multiband radios such as the AN/PRC-152A and the AN/PRC-117G. The 7800T can also inject streaming video into a tactical network. Additionally, it offers the JTRS compliant SCA 2.2 operating environment that keeps track emerging digital data link (DDL) and encryption standards through software-only upgrades. Planned upgrades include digital waveforms, streaming MPEG-4/H.264 over RNDIS USB Video, metadata output in CoT format and other useful visual augmentation of video feeds.


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AN/PRC-152 Adapter from Silynx

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Due to increased use of the AN/PRC-152 radio, Silynx Communications has released a new smart side PRC-152 cable adaptor. When connected to their C4OPS or Micro C4OPS, the new low profile cable adaptor enables the user to remote control the radio’s channels and volume. It also provides parasitic power from the 152 to the C4OPS or Micro C4OPS control box eliminating the requirement for yet another battery.

In addition, Silynx has also released BA5590 single and dual AN/PRC- 152 splitters. The splitters allow communicators and JTACs to carry up to two 152 radios powered from a single BA5590 battery.

Finally, don’t forget to contact Silynx and make sure you are using the latest software release.