Transceiver upgrade from L3Harris to benefit Army comms systems

AUSA 2019--WASHINGTON. The U.S. Army has selected L3Harris Technologies to provide ROVER 6 transceiver equipment upgrades to support the Army’s One System Remote Video Terminal program, which is aimed at improving situational awareness for soldiers in the field, according to an announcement by L3 Harris at the AUSA 2019 Annual Meeting & Exposition.

According to information from L3Harris, the portable ROVER systems deliver full-motion video and geospatial data from manned or unmanned aircraft to enhance reconnaissance, surveillance, target acquisition, and all-around  situational awareness. The systems are intended to transform sensor-to-shooter networking and allow increased levels of collaboration and interoperability with virtually all of the large air frames, unmanned aerial vehicles, and targeting pods used today.

Under the terms of the agreement -- which L3Harris said was worth more than $90 million -- the Army will receive its first deliveries beginning in November 2020.