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Harris to Provide Tactical Radio Systems to International Partners of US Southern Command

  • Contract from U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT) supports regional military communications modernization.
  • Southern Command partners will deploy Harris radios and systems to counter-illicit trafficking program.
  • Builds on Harris position as leading provider of world-class radios, turnkey systems and field support in tactical and public safety communications.
Melbourne, FL/Rochester, NY - Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with a potential total value of $38 million to supply military communications and field assistance to international partners of the U.S. Southern Command. Harris received $7.7 million in delivery orders in the first quarter of fiscal 2012 to supply Falcon tactical radios for the program.

The four-year contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command (USASMDC/ARSTRAT), is a vehicle for Harris to a provide radios, accessories, communication systems and services to these partners. The contract is part of the U.S. Government's counter-illicit trafficking program, which focuses on collaboration and interoperability by providing defense equipment, training and services.

"This contract establishes a vehicle for Harris to support nations in Southern Command's Area of Responsibility with world-class Falcon tactical radios and integrated communication system solutions," said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. "These radios and systems will deliver enhanced situational awareness and command and control technology in addressing the persistent problem of illicit trafficking. Our portfolio will provide the communication capabilities users need for mission success."

The contract covers an expansive sustainment program with certified Harris trainers and engineers providing operator and maintenance support throughout the region. It also provides a logistics backbone to support the inventory of existing Falcon II(r) radios - such as the RF-5800H High Frequency and the RF-5800M multiband radios - as well as a path to upgrade to Falcon III radios such as the RF-7800M multiband and RF-7800V VHF radios.

Source : Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)

Published on ASDNews: Nov 10, 2011


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