Harris Corporation Receives $10 Million Order to Provide Falcon Tactical Radios to Republic of Poland
- Providing Polish Ministry of National Defense with Falcon III® multiband and Falcon II® high-frequency manpack systems.
- Radios to provide forces with line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and wideband data communications.
- Further establishes Falcon® family of radios as international standard for tactical communications.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $10 million order to supply the Polish Ministry of National Defense with Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radios and Falcon II® AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios.
The Ministry of National Defense is acquiring the AN/PRC-117G multiband radio to provide communications interoperability with United States, NATO and coalition forces. The AN/PRC-117G delivers combat net radio, tactical satellite and ground-to-air capabilities in a lightweight, versatile platform. The AN/PRC-150(C) provides long-range Type-1 secure beyond-line-of-sight communications to forces operating in challenging environments.
The AN/PRC-117G is the first and only widely deployed tactical wideband networking solution that offers secure interoperability with United States and NATO Forces, said Brendan OConnell, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. Polands Ministry of National Defense ordered its first AN/PRC-117G manpack radios late last year, and is now deploying additional radios to expand this interoperable network to more of its deployed personnel.
The field-proven Falcon III AN/PRC-117G provides warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness through wireless, high-bandwidth communications. The software-defined, upgradeable AN/PRC-117G gives warfighters on the move and field commanders critical real-time information through a man-portable radio that is significantly smaller, lighter, and more capable than legacy units. The radio also provides a seamless transition to wideband networking through the Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform.
The Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) is the most advanced military Type-1 HF radio available today, setting the standard for reliable, long-range HF communication on the battlefield. The radio covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range and comes with a removable keypad/display unit. The AN/PRC-150(C) enables warfighters to stay connected to mission critical information during missions where 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 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employeesincluding 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.
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.
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Source: Harris CorporationCopyright Business Wire 2012