Harris Corporation Receives $12 Million in Orders from Nations in Africa for Falcon Tactical Radios
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling about $12 million to supply Falcon® tactical radio systems and field support to two countries in Africa. The radios will be used to provide line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical voice and data communications to armed forces personnel. The order was received in the first quarter of Harris' 2013 fiscal year.
Harris is providing these nations with Falcon III® RF-7800V VHF and Falcon II® RF-5800H HF tactical radio systems, along with training, installation and field support services. The orders include base stations, vehicular systems and manpack and handheld radios.
“The Falcon radios will provide security forces in these countries with combat proven, high-performance tactical voice and data communications,'' said Brendan O'Connell, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. “These capabilities are vital on a range of missions. This order further solidifies the Falcon family as the international standard for tactical communications.''
The RF-7800V family covers the 30 MHz to 108 MHz frequency range and supports data rates up to 192 Kbps, making it the fastest combat net radio available today. The RF-7800V also provides time-critical BMS reports, while delivering simultaneous networked voice and data communications to multiple users.
The Falcon II® RF-5800H-MP provides beyond line-of-sight terrestrial voice and data communications. The RF-5800H provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency band, enabling the warfighter to stay connected even in the harshest conditions, when line-of-sight communications are not an option. It offers advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment, integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.
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