The AN/PRC-117F Multiband Manpack Radio, or Multiband Multi Mission Radio (MBMMR), is a man-portable, tactical software-defined combat-net radio covering the 30-512 MHz frequency range. The radio is manufactured by Harris Corporation. [ [ AN-PRC-117F(C):Layout 1 ] ] It has NSA certification for the transmission of voice and data traffic up to the Top Secret level. [ [ Harris Corporation Receives NSA and DAMA Certification for Falcon II Multiband/Multimission Radios ] ]

The designation AN/PRC translates to Army/Navy Portable Radio used for two way Communications, according to Joint Electronics Type Designation System guidelines. The radio is also provided in a vehicular configuration under the AN/VRC-103 nomenclature.


The AN/PRC-117F radio is currently in use with the United States Navy Seabee EOD teams in their MRAP JERRV vehicles. [ [ U.S. Navy Awards Harris Corporation $16 Million Contract for Falcon II and Falcon III Radios ] ] The radio is also in use by the United States Marine Corps [ [ Harris Corporation Awarded Potential $205 Million Contract For U.S. Marine Corps MBMMR Radio Standardization Program ] ] , United States Army, [ [ Harris Corporation Awarded $46 Million Contract from the U.S. Army for Falcon II AN/PRC-117F(C) Multiband Multimission Radios ] ] USSOCOM [ [ NDM Article - Joint Tactical Radio Expected To Meet Special-Warfare Needs ] ] , United States Coast Guard and United States Air Force. [ [ NDM Article - Air-Strike Coordinators Need Lighter Equipment ] ]

The radio is part of an Over-the-horizon Satellite Communications and Improved Dual Command and Control Console system recognized by the US Army as a Top 10 Invention in 2005. [ [ US Army Awards for Top 10 Inventions of 2005 ] ]

The radio has also been embedded in remote mine hunting systems for the US Navy. [ [ NDM Article - Navy Mine Hunting System Gets Long-Range Data Link ] ]



*Frequency Range: 30 to 512 MHz
*Presets: 100 (110 Including DAMA)
*Transmission Modes: FM, AM, PSK, CPM
*Tuning Resolution: 10 Hz


*Output Power: 1 W to 20 W (Max)
*Harmonic Suppression: –40 dBc
*Frequency Stability: +/- 1.0 ppm


*FM Sensitivity -118 dBm (10 dB SINAD)
*Adjacent Channel Rejection 60 dB


*Fill devices: AN/CYZ-10 DTD, AN/PYQ-10 SKL (Supports DS-101, DS-102 and Mode 2/3)
*Crypto Modes KY-57, ANDVT/KYV-5, KG-84C, FASCINATOR


*External Data: RS-232, RS-422, MIL-STD-188-114A
*Remote control: RS-232, RS-422
*Antenna ports: Separate VHF, VHF-HI/UHF
*Audio: Six-pin Standard
*Power: Two BA-5590, BB-390A/U, BB-2590, or BB-590 batteries

Physical Dimensions

*3.2H x 10.5W x 9.6D in. (w/o battery case)
*Weight 9.8 lbs (without battery)


*Temperature: -40°C to 70°C
*Immersion: 1 Meter
*Test Method: MIL-STD-810E
*Finish: CARC Green

Key Features

*Removable keypad display unit
*Full numeric keypad
*NVG compatible display
*External GPS - DAGR, PLGR, and NMEA 0183 compatible


*High performance waveform (HPW)

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