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June 23, 2014

Delivery of General Dynamics/Rockwell Collins-built AN/PRC-155 manpack radios support U.S. Army fielding requirements

The first two-channel AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios ordered by the U.S. Army and built by General Dynamics C4 Systems (Scottsdale, Ariz.) and Rockwell Collins (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) are being delivered to the U.S. Army.

The order, placed in January for 1,500 additional PRC-155 Manpack radios, is part of a Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract supporting the Army’s fielding requirements. The last PRC-155 radio ordered by this LRIP will be delivered to the Army in November.

“We will continue to produce the PRC-155 Manpack radios, which provide soldiers with the most advanced and cyber-secure communications capability proven effective by soldiers and commanders in Afghanistan, as directed by the Army,” said Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems.

The two-channel PRC-155 Manpack radios, rigorously tested and evaluated as directed by the Army, help improve soldiers’ and commanders’ situational awareness for faster decision-making in response to changing mission conditions.

The first LRIP contract for 100 AN/PRC-155 Manpack radios was awarded to General Dynamics in 2011. The second LRIP contract, awarded in 2012, ordered 3,726 two-channel Manpack radios. With the completion of the current follow-on LRIP production order, the Army will own more than 5,300 PRC-155 Manpack radios. Two vendors, General Dynamics and Rockwell Collins, are under contract to build the radios that support more than 8,000 technical jobs including more than 92 small business and 750 workers nationwide.




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