AN/PRC-148E Spear

The AN/PRC-148E Spear is the smallest and lightest multiband handheld radio available today.

Product Literature


The AN/PRC-148E is a combat-proven handheld radio that is the smallest, lightest tactical handheld radio covering the 30–512 MHz frequency range. The software defined radio supports a wide variety of tactical Line of Site and SATCOM waveforms providing interoperability with a full range of legacy tactical radios. The suite of waveforms available on the AN/PRC-148E is the result of over 15 years of waveform and software development and its programmable cryptography supports the requirements of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) Crypto Modernization program. The AN/PRC-148E Spear features a simple to use human machine interface — minimizing training requirements, enabling rapid fielding, and providing the reliability that warfighters have trusted for many years.

Key Features:

  • Smallest and Lightest, Single Channel Handheld Radio Available
  • Radio over IP agnostic with small form factor MANET radios
  • LTAC enabled provides commercial SATCOM capability
  • Type-1 Certified Programmable Encryption Engine (AIM)
  • 2M/20M Immersible
  • Simple, Intuitive HMI
  • 256 Programmable Presets
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 3.5 Ah
  • Compliant with the Universal Battery Charger (UBC) Family of Tactical Chargers