MISSION:

Supports Soldiers with a software-defined, reprogrammable, networkable, single-channel radio capable of simultaneous voice, data, and video communications.

DESCRIPTION:

The Rifleman Radio is a lightweight, rugged, handheld radio that transmits voice and data via the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW). The Rifleman Radio acts as its own router and is not dependent on fixed infrastructures, such as cell phone towers or line-of-sight communications. Soldiers can communicate with anyone on the network and send information up and down the chain, as well as into the network backbone provided by the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).

The Rifleman Radio can also be linked to the Nett Warrior, an Android-based smartphone that enables Soldiers to send messages, access mission-related applications, and track one another’s locations with Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. The digital communications also enables leaders to track Soldiers’ positions and provide protection in adversarial situations.

System Interdependencies

Serving as a “bridge” in the network, the Manpack Radio, otherwise known as the AN/PRC-155, is a two-channel software defined radio that enables Soldiers carrying Rifleman Radios and Nett Warrior handheld devices to connect to the network backbone.

Program Status

  • 3QFY15: Contracts Award
  • 3QFY15: Qualification Testing

Projected Activities

  • 3QFY17: Operational Testing
  • 1QFY18: First Full Rate Production (FRP) Delivery Order

Foreign Military Sales

None

Contractors

  • Harris Corporation (Melbourne, FL)
  • Thales Defense & Security Inc. (Clarksburg, MD)

PEO

PEO-C3T