AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio

Thales ANPRC-154 Rifleman Radio

Thales Communications will present a webcast on September 17, 2013, on the "AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio - Networked Voice and Data Communications for Dismounted Soldiers" Click here for more information and to register.

  • Developed under the JTRS HMS Program
  • Low-cost, lightweight, rugged, networking handheld radio with SRW
  • Embedded encryption and GPS

Networked Voice and Data Communications for Dismounted Soldiers


The AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio is a lightweight, rugged, body worn radio that transmits voice and data simultaneously utilizing the Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW). It brings secure inter-squad networked communications to the soldier at the tactical edge of the battlefield network, improving mission effectiveness. The radio allows self-forming, ad hoc, voice and data networks and enables any leader at the tactical level to track individual soldier Position Location Information (PLI), giving dismounted soldiers a much-needed situational awareness capability.

  • Provides software-defined capability for upgradeability and interoperability
  • Streamlines procurement, logistics, maintenance and training, reducing life-cycle cost
  • Provides low-cost JTRS networking
  • Integrates embedded encryption and GPS
  • Minimizes soldier carry load

The functionality of the AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio is critical for the U.S. Department of Defense's plan to build out a ubiquitous tactical communications network to facilitate voice and data communications interconnectivity anywhere around the globe through incorporation of SRW.

The AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio was co-developed with General Dynamics C4 Systems under the JTRS HMS Program. The radios are in Low Rate Initial Production, with half of the radios being produced by Thales Communications and half being produced by General Dynamics.

The AN/PRC-154A Rifleman Radio was developed for the U.S. Army's Nett Warrior Program. It maintains all of the functionality and capability of the AN/PRC-154 Rifleman Radio and, additionally, is capable of providing soldiers with access to the government's classified networks at the Secret level and below.

Thales Communications' AN/PRC-154 and AN/PRC-154A Rifleman Radios are manufactured at the company's Clarksburg, Maryland, headquarters facilities. With almost 300,000 handheld, tactical radios fielded, established infrastructure for aftermarket support, and a reputation for innovation and reliability, Thales Communications is bringing the most advanced technology to the tactical edge of the battlefield.

Thales' Rifleman family of radio products includes the Vehicle Integrated Power Enhanced Rifleman, or VIPER. VIPER is a ground vehicular adapter for the AN/PRC-154 and AN/PRC-154A Rifleman Radios. Click here for more information.

Product Literature

AN/PRC-154 Data Sheet

AN/PRC-154 Data Sheet

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Thales VIPER

Thales VIPER

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