AN/PRC-152

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The AN/PRC-152 Multiband Handheld Radio (Harris Falcon III) is a portable, compact, tactical software-defined combat-net radio manufactured by Harris Corporation.[1] It is compliant without waivers to the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA).[2][3] It has received NSA certification for the transmission of Top Secret data.

The designation AN/PRC translates to Army/Navy Portable Radio used for two way Communications, according to Joint Electronics Type Designation System guidelines.

Users[edit]

The AN/PRC-152 radio is currently in use with the US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams in their MRAP JERRV vehicles.[4] As of 2005, 1,300 radios have also been fielded in vehicles by the US Army.[5] and more than 8,600 have been fielded by the U.S. Marines.[6] An undetermined number are in use by the US Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan.[7] More recently the radio was photographed with Prince Harry, then a 23-year-old second lieutenant in the Household Cavalry of the British Army. He was responsible for providing cover for troops on the frontline as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) employing the AN/PRC-152 Multiband Handheld and other systems.[8]

Specifications[edit]

General[edit]

  • Frequency Range: 30 to 870 MHz[9]
  • Presets: 99
  • Transmission Modes: FM, AM, PSK, CPM
  • Tuning Resolution: 10 Hz

Transmitter[edit]

  • Output Power: 250 mW to 5 W / VSAT 10 W
  • Harmonic Suppression: –47 dBc
  • Frequency Stability: +/- 2.5 ppm

Receiver[edit]

  • FM Sensitivity -116 dBm (12 dB SINAD)
  • Adjacent Channel Greater than 55 dB Rejection

Interoperability[edit]

Interfaces[edit]

Physical Dimensions[edit]

  • 64(68.6 GPS) x 234 x 43 mm 2.5(2.7 GPS) W x 9.2 H x 1.7 D inches (with battery)
  • Weight: 1.22 kg 2.7 lb (with battery and GPS)

Environmental[edit]

Key Features[edit]

  • SCA v2.2
  • Sierra II Programmable Crypto
  • Built-in Speaker/Mic
  • Full Numeric Keypad
  • NVG Compatible Display
  • Embedded GPS (optional)
  • MELP

Waveforms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Defense Tech: SOCOM's New Radio Archived May 9, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Press Releases - Harris". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Press Releases - Harris". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  4. ^ "Press Releases - Harris". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Press Releases - Harris". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  6. ^ AN/PRC-152 Archived September 1, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ "Press Releases - Harris". Retrieved 31 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Prince Harry determined to return to front line". The Telegraph. 29 February 2008. Retrieved 31 July 2016.  (Picture shows Prince Harry with PRC-152 radio)
  9. ^ "HARRIS FALCON III® AN/PRC-152A Datasheet" (PDF). Retrieved 22 March 2017.