At the heart of every FALCON® II radio is its softwarebased design. This open software architecture extends radio hardware life cycles and facilitates the insertion of new technology and capability through software upgrades. More than a dozen HF waveforms and major features have been added since FALCON® II’s introduction.
Usability was a key design objective from day one. The radio features a removable keypad display unit allowing soldiers to fully control the radios even when the radios are buried in their rucksacks.
Harris has embedded the encryption into the radio, eliminating the need for external boxes. This embedded COMSEC allows secure ground-to-ground and ground-to-air communications in all HF modes and in fixed-frequency modes with SINCGARS radios.
When used to communicate with coalition forces, the AN/PRC-150(C) can be switched from Type 1 to Citadel® encryption, allowing secure interoperability with the thousands of FALCON® II exportable radio users.