Harris Corporation Receives $5 Million Order from Latin American Country for Falcon Tactical Radios
- Supplying Falcon III and Falcon II tactical radios.
- Radios provide interoperable voice, data and video communications.
- Marks continued international acceptance of Harris products, systems and support.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $5 million order to provide a Latin American countrys armed forces with high-performance tactical communications for drug interdiction, anti-terrorism and illegal immigration missions.
The Latin American nation is acquiring the Harris Falcon III® RF-7800V VHF combat net radios along with the Falcon II® RF-5800M multiband handheld and RF-5800H high-frequency manpack radios. These radios will be integrated into a system that delivers video from the battlefield to command personnel in real time.
Harris Falcon family of radios will provide the system with combat-proven voice and data communications, said Brendan OConnell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. This in turn will lead to enhanced real-time situational awareness and command and control and, ultimately, greater success on the battlefield.
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 RF-5800M-HH is an advanced multiband, multimission handheld radio that provides voice and data in the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range.
Rounding out the architecture, the RF-5800H High-Frequency manpack radio delivers secure, reliable beyond-line-of-site terrestrial communications. The RF-5800H-MP provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency band, enabling the warfighters to stay connected when line-of-sight communications are not an option.
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 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees including nearly 7,000 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 www.harris.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
Ben Rand, 585-241-8187
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131
Source: Harris CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2012