Magazine article National Defense

Harris Creating Waveform for Denied Environments

Magazine article National Defense

Harris Creating Waveform for Denied Environments

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* As the military faces an increased threat of adversaries jamming its radio signals, Harris Corp. is developing a new waveform to offer troops more resiliency.

Dennis Moran, vice president of Harris RF Communications, said his company has seen a clear signal from the Army to harden its radio signals from Russian and Chinese advancements in electronic warfare.

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has been "pretty vocal that he needs to prepare the Army for a different kind of warfare than what we've been in for the last 16 years," Moran said. "The Army is stepping out very aggressively to put waveforms in place that will provide the required connectivity in an electronic warfare environment."

The service is currently working with Harris and TrellisWare Technologies, a San Diego, California-based communications company, to develop a new version of its soldier radio waveform, known as SRW narrowband.

Working together under leadership from the Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, the companies are contracted to develop this new waveform and deliver it in about two years, Moran said.

The new version will be outfitted with improved electronic warfare capabilities over the Army's current system, he said. …

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