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A PRC-117 radio and SATCOM antenna

The AN/PRC-117F/G Multiband Manpack Radio, or Multiband Multi Mission Radio (MBMMR), is a man-portable, tactical software-defined combat-net radio covering the 30-2000 MHz frequency range. The radio is manufactured by Harris Corporation.[1] It has NSA certification for the transmission of voice and data traffic up to the Top Secret level.[2]

The designation AN/PRC translates to "Army Navy / Portable Radio Communications" used for two way Communications, according to Joint Electronics Type Designation System guidelines. The radio is also provided in a vehicular configuration under the AN/VRC-103 nomenclature.


The AN/PRC-117F/G radio is currently in use with the United States Navy Seabee and EOD teams in their MRAP and JERRV vehicles.[3] The radio is also in use by the United States Marine Corps,[4] United States Army,[5] USSOCOM,[6] United States Coast Guard, United States Air Force,[7] Royal Air Force,[8] Dutch Army, Spanish Air Force,Norwegian Armed Forces, Danish Army, Croatian Army[9] Canadian Forces in Afghanistan and German Armed Forces.[10]

The radio is part of an Over-the-horizon Satellite Communications and Improved Dual Command and Control Console system recognized by the US Army as a Top 10 Invention in 2005.[11]

The radio has also been embedded in remote mine hunting systems for the US Navy.[12]


AN/PRC-117G in the National Cryptologic Museum


  • Frequency Range: 30 MHz to 2 GHz
  • Presets: 100 (110 including DAMA)
  • Transmission Modes: FM, AM, PSK, CPM
  • Tuning Resolution: 10 Hz
  • Model: RT-1796 (P)(C)/U


  • Output Power: 1 W to 20 W (Max)
  • Harmonic Suppression: –40 dBc
  • Frequency Stability: +/- 1.0 ppm


  • FM Sensitivity -118 dBm (10 dB SINAD)
  • Adjacent Channel Rejection 60 dB



Physical Dimensions[edit]

  • 3.2H x 10.5W x 9.6D in. (w/o battery case)
  • Weight 9.8 lbs (without batteries)


Key Features[edit]


Line of Sight[edit]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ [
  2. ^ Harris Corporation Receives NSA and DAMA Certification for Falcon II Multiband/Multimission Radios
  3. ^ U.S. Navy Awards Harris Corporation $16 Million Contract for Falcon II and Falcon III Radios
  4. ^ Harris Corporation Awarded Potential $205 Million Contract For U.S. Marine Corps MBMMR Radio Standardization Program
  5. ^ Harris Corporation Awarded $46 Million Contract from the U.S. Army for Falcon II AN/PRC-117F(C) Multiband Multimission Radios
  6. ^ NDM Article - Joint Tactical Radio Expected To Meet Special-Warfare Needs Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ NDM Article - Air-Strike Coordinators Need Lighter Equipment Archived 2008-06-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ Portable Radio Communication PRC
  9. ^
  10. ^ DND/CF Backgrounder- Army Equipment for Operation ARCHER Archived April 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ US Army Awards for Top 10 Inventions of 2005
  12. ^ NDM Article - Navy Mine Hunting System Gets Long-Range Data Link Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^
  14. ^
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External links[edit]

  • Media related to PRC-117 at Wikimedia Commons