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FORAX-HARC systems link tactical communication radios to their antennas high overhead on a tethered aerostat.
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FORAX-HARC communication systems put your antennas high overhead on a tethered aerostat or tower top, implementing the aerial layer while the radios remain securely and conveniently on the ground, in the Tactical Operations Center or Command Post. Aerostat-mounted and tower-top FORAX-HARC systems enhance the aerial layer because they:

  • Increase data rates by avoiding an extra network hop
  • Overcome line-of-sight obstacles
  • Extend the range of radio communications
  • Cover "the last tactical mile"

Waveforms currently supported include P2S, Tetra, ANW2, SRW, WNW, cellular systems including UMTS 3G/4G, SINCGARS, and EPLRS.

HARC-Tethered Drone


HARC-TD provides dramatically improved network and comms range extension for tactical communicators. A lightweight expeditionary system, HARC-TD flies an antenna for your UHF radio as high as 500 feet (150m) above ground level (AGL) at density altitudes up to 12,000 feet (3600m). The HARC-TD drone is small, minimizing visual profile when flying, quiet, and safe to handle. The airborne drone is electrically powered via its tether and can fly indefinitely, for hours or days. With HARC-TD, your radio stays on the ground while the antenna is high overhead.

With HARC-TD’s antenna at 500 feet AGL, comms range increases from ~3 miles to ~27 miles (40km) over flat ground, increasing the coverage area by a factor of 80!

HARC-TD is optimized for network/data/voice comms with military and civilian radios, both handheld and manpack. HARC-TD currently supports UHF waveforms including SRW, ANW2, P25, TETRA, EPLRS, and FM voice.

HARC-Mini


It’s an emergency and you are in the field. Even when you bring along a 100-ft transportable antenna tower, your always want more range for your radios. And now there is a solution for extending that distance: fly an antenna high overhead using HARC-Mini.

HARC-Mini answers the need for a field expedient solution to lofting a radio antenna as high as 500 ft (150 m). With configurations weighing as little as 2.8 lb. (1.25 kg) plus antenna, just add a small balloon — or even a lifting kite — and you are communicating. Communications have good margin out to 25 miles (40 km) from 500 feet over level ground.

Lightweight, modular HARC-Mini antennas are easily changed in the field. The specific antenna you need is snapped on in seconds. Antennas are already available for several frequency bands in the 30-512 MHz range, and antennas up to 2 GHz are imminent.

HARC-Mini is optimized for Half-Duplex (Push-To-Talk) radios operating with any land mobile radio including P25, TETRA, heritage trunking systems, VHF voice, UHF voice, and AM. Various battery sizes and external power options are available, making HARC-Mini universally configurable.

 

HARC-4S2U (similar to HARC-4S)

4-SINCGARS radios, 2-UHF radios
NSN: 5895-01-631-3611

foraxharc

 

HARC-2S1U

2-SINCGARS radios (retrans pair),
1-UHF radio
NSN: 5895-01-631-3220

 

 

 

HARC-WNW

1-WNW radio

 

 

 

HARC-MONAX


2-cellular radios

 

 

 


 

» Download FORAX-HARC Data Sheet

» Download FORAX White Paper

» Download SIGNAL article reprint

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