Harris Corporation wins $140M contract for Military Radios. Will TCC be a subcontract supplier?
U.S. Army awards Vehicular Radio contract to Harris - on 25 September 2013
'The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract has a potential total value of $140 million. Harris was chosen in a competitive procurement over three other bidders. The contract includes an initial order for up to 232 MNVR radio systems for the upcoming Network Integration Evaluation 15.1 in the fall of 2014.'
On TCC's Website - Universal Radio Encryption page
Radio Encryption for All Military Radio Interfaces
'The DSP 9000 family and the HSE 6000 are radio manufacturer independent, providing a universal secure radio encryption solution for your current radio network. Below is just a representative list of radios TCC's solutions have interfaced with.'
Including Datron, Harris Corporation, Raytheon, etc.
i can't be sure but I don't think they have supplied Harris in the past. Besides if Harris won the contract on Sept. 25th, would it not be logical to assume TCCO would have already issued a PR concerning their participation in the contract?
The Harris contract is a development contract for 232 Vehicular Radios that allow networking to other devices. I doubt Harris has decided all the answers for each sub-contractor since the due date is next year.
I don't see a direct link right now. However, there could be embedded encryption components. I hope for a small piece. TCC's DSP 9000 and HSE 6000 currently work with other Harris radios. However, this is new technology that turns Vehicles into Networked Device within the whole Military network of equipment and people. It appears that the DoD is planning to spend big bucks to make that happen.