The AN/PRC-152 Multiband Handheld Radio, also known as the Falcon III, is a portable, compact, tactical software-defined combat-net radio manufactured by Harris Corporation. [ [ Defense Tech: SOCOM's New Radio ] ] It is compliant without waivers to the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Software Communications Architecture (SCA). [ [ Harris Corporation Introduces the AN/PRC-152 Handheld Radio - First Radio Implementing SCA Is Certified By the NSA ] ] [ [ Harris Corporation's Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) Radio Receives Milestone Certification from JTRS Joint Program Executive Office] ] It has received NSA certification for the transmission of Top Secret data.

The designation AN/PRC translates to Army/Navy Portable Radio used for two way Communications, according to Joint Electronics Type Designation System guidelines.


The AN/PRC-152 radio is currently in use with the US Navy Seabee teams in their MRAP JERRV vehicles. [ [ U.S. Navy Awards Harris Corporation $16 Million Contract for Falcon II and Falcon III Radios ] ] 13,000 radios have also been fielded in vehicles by the US Army. [ [ Harris Corporation Awarded $37.8 Million Contract From the U.S. Army For AN/PRC-152 Multiband Handheld Vehicular Systems ] ] An undetermined number are in use by the US Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan. [ [ Harris Awarded $4.8 Million Contract by U.S. Air Force for Multiband Manpack and Handheld Radios ] ] More recently the radio was photographed with Prince Harry, the 23-year-old second Lieutenant in the Household Cavalry of the British Army. He was responsible for providing cover for troops on the frontline as a Forward Air Controller (FAC) employing the AN/PRC-152 Multiband Handheld and other systems. []



*Frequency Range: 30 to 512 MHz []
*Presets: 100
*Transmission Modes: FM, AM, PSK, CPM
*Tuning Resolution: 10 Hz


*Output Power: 250 mW to 5 W
*Harmonic Suppression: –47 dBc
*Frequency Stability: +/- 2.5 ppm


*FM Sensitivity -116 dBm (12 dB SINAD)
*Adjacent Channel Greater than 55 dB Rejection


*Fill devices: AN/CYZ-10 DTD, AN/PYQ-10 ‎SKL (Supports DS-101, DS-102 and Mode 2/3)
**AN/PRC-77 Portable Transceiver

* Optional internal GPS


*External Data: RS-232, RS-422, MIL-STD-188-114A
*Remote control: USB, RS-232
*Antenna: 50 Ohm TNC
*Audio: Six-pin Standard

Physical Dimensions

*2.5 W x 9.2 H x 1.7 D (inches) (with battery)
*Weight 2.4 lbs (with battery)


*Temperature: -31°C to 60°C
*Immersion: 2 Meter
*Test Method: MIL-STD-810F
*Finish: CARC Green

Key Features

*SCA v2.2
*Sierra II Programmable Crypto
*Built-in Speaker/Mic
*Full Numeric Keypad
*NVG Compatible Display
*Embedded GPS (optional)


*MIL-STD-188-181B Advanced Narrowband Digital Voice Terminal (ANDVT) and 56 kb/s data
*High performance waveform (HPW)

A software option supports APCO-25, used by federal, state, province and local public safety agencies in North America, including 3DES encryption.

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