Harris Corporation Receives $8 Million Order from Nation in Middle East for High-Frequency Manpack Radios
- Country acquiring Falcon II® manpack radios for use by armed forces.
- Radios provide beyond-line-of-sight communications, ideal for mountains or urban areas.
- Order represents continued adoption of Falcon tactical radio systems as de-facto standard around the world.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an $8 million order from a country in the Middle East for Falcon® high-frequency manpack radios as part of its tactical radio modernization program.
The Falcon II®RF-5800H will provide this nation's armed forces with beyond line-of-sight terrestrial voice and data communications. The RF-5800H is part of the most fully integrated HF radio family in the world, offering advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment, integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.
The RF-5800H delivers highly reliable and secure communications even in the most challenging mission environments, such as mountains and urban areas, said Brendan OConnell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. We have delivered more than 100,000 Falcon II HF manpack radios, which provide security forces with long-distance voice and data links that lead to enhanced situational awareness and command and control.
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