12.09.20

SCHUMER: L3HARRIS TO MAKE RADIOS UNDER THIRD U.S. ARMY CONTRACT WORTH $57 MILLION; SENATOR SAYS ARMY RECOGNIZES ROCHESTER COMPANY PROVIDES THE MOST DURABLE, DEPENDABLE AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Federal Investment Is Critical To Economic Recovery Of Rochester & Growth of L3Harris 

Schumer: Contract Is A Win For Our Troops, L3Harris, And The Rochester-Finger Lakes Regional Economy

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that L3Harris Technologies, in Rochester, New York, has been selected by the U.S. Army to manufacture Falcon IV® AN/PRC-163 two-channel handheld radios, along with related equipment and services. This is the third order of radios that L3Harris will produce under the Army’s multi-year $3.9 billion Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) “Leader Radio” contract. 

As a winner of the Army’s Leader Radio contract, L3Harris is one of two vendors that the Army selected to provide an anticipated total of 100,000 two-channel Leader radios under the IDIQ contract.  The company has provided the Army with next-generation handheld and manpack radios and two-channel AN/PRC-158 manpack radios so far under its previous two IDIQ contracts.

“This well-earned contract will support jobs at L3Harris, in addition to boosting the economic recovery of the entire Rochester-Finger Lakes economy. L3Harris has proven time and time again that it can make superior radios for the U.S. military and our allies around the world,” said Senator Schumer. “I was proud to work hard on behalf of this world-class producer of radios, and will always fight for investments that both protect our troops and provide a shot in the arm to the Rochester-Finger Lakes economy.”

This announcement comes after Senator Schumer’s successful multi-year push on behalf of L3Harris, urging a full and fair Army procurement process for the Leader Radio to ensure that companies like L3Harris would have an even playing field to compete. The Leader Radio is a versatile, two-channel, handheld radio that has the ability to transmit a wide variety of signals and communications by integrating two-channels within one device. The two-channel Leader radios have been replacing the Army’s standard single-channel Rifleman Radio. The two-channel radios provide additional capabilities to enable Army forces to communicate and coordinate multiple missions in real time by having easy access to both radio channels at the same time on a single device.    

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