Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit

Description

Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) develops and produces affordable networking tactical radio systems that meet the requirements of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and are interoperable with specified radios in the current forces.

Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) is a family of networking tactical radio systems that are interoperable with specified radios in the current forces. HMS provides joint interoperable connectivity to the tactical edge Soldier with an on-the-move, at-the-halt and stationary Line of Sight (LOS) / Beyond the Line of Sight (BLOS) capability for both dismounted personnel and platforms. The radios are scalable and modular Software Communications Architecture (SCA) compliant, enable net-centric operations, operate multi-band and multimode; and deliver reliable, secure tactical communications.

Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Rifleman Radio

  • AN/PRC-154, 1 Channel SRW only
  • AN/PRC-154A, 1 Channel SRW only

LRIP Manpack Radios

  • AN/PRC-155, 2 Channel, Type 1 and Type 2 (General Dynamics)

Full Rate Production (FRP) Manpack Radios

  • Manpack AN/PRC158, 2 Channel, Type 1 and Type 2, SRW, MUOS, SINCGARS, SATCOM (Harris)
  • Manpack AN/PRC162, 2 Channel, Type 1 and Type 2, SRW, MUOS, SINCGARS, SATCOM (Rockwell Collins)

Capabilities

  • Simultaneous voice, data and video communications
  • Increased throughput using networking waveforms

Mobile User Objective Systems (MUOS) for BLOS

  • Manpack Routing and Retransmission (Cross-banding)
  • Manpack Multi-Channel and Multi-Channel and Multi-Waveform operations
  • Non Development Item increased functionality to include Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) improvements, addition of a display for the Rifleman Radio, and additional waveforms (e.g. TACSAT IW for the Manpack)

Last Updated: October 18, 2017