Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit


Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Fit (HMS) is the total lifecycle manager for tactical radio communication. Paramount to the HMS mission is providing interoperable communications to the tactical edge Warfighter 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.  HMS radios provide voice communications as well as support for data services such as text, control graphics, imagery, and video to the tactical edge Warfighter through interoperability with tactical End User Devices (EUDs), and provide Single Channel Data Radios (SCDR), primarily in support of the Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS).  HMS products enable net-centric operations, operate in multiple bands and multiple modes, and deliver reliable, secure tactical communications.

The radio portfolio features:

  • Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Rifleman Radio: AN/PRC-154/A/C, Single-Channel SRW only
  • Full Rate Production (FRP) Leader Radio: 1. AN/PRC-148C(v)6, Two-Channel, Single Channel Ground Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS), Warrior Robust Enhanced Network (WREN) TSM™ (Thales Defense and Security), and 2. AN/PRC-163(v)2 and AN/PRC-163(v)3, Two-Channel, SINCGARS, TSM™
  • LRIP Generation 1 Manpack Radio: AN/PRC-155, Two-Channel, Type 1 and Type 2, SRW, SINCGARS, SATCOM
  • FRP Generation 2 Manpack Radio: 1. AN/PRC-158, Two-Channel, Type 1 and Type 2, SRW, MUOS, SINCGARS, SATCOM, WREN TSM™, and 2. AN/PRC-162, Two-Channel, Type 1 and Type 2, SRW, MUOS, SINCGARS, SATCOM, WREN TSM™
  • Single Channel Data Radios (SCDR): 1. Streamcaster Mini 4210 (SM4210), One-Channel, Unclassified Data Only, MN-MIMO (Silvus Technologies) and 2. Domo Tactical Communications Software Defined Radio Individual ODU Cable Variant (DTC-SDR-I_OCV), One-Channel, Unclassified Data Only, MeshUltra (Domo Tactical Communications)


  • Simultaneous voice, data and video communications
  • Software reprogrammable, enhancing network security and sustainability
  • Increased throughput using networking waveforms such as TSM™
  • Routing and Retransmission (Crossbanding)
  • 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)
  • Mobile User Objective Systems (MUOS) for BLOS
  • Interoperability with legacy systems and End User Devices (EUD)