Harris Receives $10.7 M from Brazilian MoD for Falcon Tactical Radios
- Harris providing Falcon III VHF and Secure Personal Radios, along with High-Frequency Radios.
- Radios supply interoperable voice and high-speed data communications as part of a larger battlefield communication system.
- Expands partnership with Brazilian armed forces to address emerging needs for voice, video and data on the battlefield.
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $10.7 million from the Federative Republic of Brazil for Falcon III® VHF Combat Net Radios and Falcon III Secure Personal Radios (SPR) to support a wide range of mission requirements.
Brazil is acquiring the Harris RF-7800V vehicular radio system and RF-7800S SPR to provide its armed forces with advanced voice and high-speed data communication capabilities. The RF-7800V system, for use in tanks, transport and other vehicles, delivers range, data speeds and throughput that are unmatched by any other combat net radio on the market. The RF-7800S is a wideband networking radio designed for the emerging demands for voice, data and situational awareness at the soldier level. Harris received the orders from Brazil's Center for Communications and Electronic Warfare (CCOMGEX).
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"The RF-7800V and RF-7800S will provide Brazil's Army with secure voice and high-bandwidth data applications such as video combat chat," said Julio Villafane, regional managing director, Caribbean and Latin America Region, Harris RF Communications. "Both radios enable end-to-end solutions that address requirements for real-time, mission-critical information on the battlefield. Harris is proud to work with the Brazilian armed forces on its tactical radio modernization needs."
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. Additionally, the RF-7800V offers Free-Channel Search and dual push-to-talk capabilities for enhanced agility in high-noise or jammed environments.
The RF-7800S is a lightweight soldier system radio that offers full-duplex voice, dual push-to-talk capabilities and data rates up to 256 Kbps. The radio allows simultaneous communication for voice, data and video with listeners over a range of more than two kilometers. Optimized for maximum performance across highly variable environments, the RF-7800S secure personal role radio provides continuous coverage in the 350 to 450 MHz frequency range. The RF-7800S secure personal radio has been adopted as the standardized personal radio platform for multiple soldier modernization programs around the world.
Source : Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)