Harris Receives $65 M from International Customer for Falcon II Tactical Radios

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $65 million order from an international customer to deliver a full range of capabilities from its Falcon II(r) line of tactical radios, including RF-5800H high-frequency, RF-5800V very-high frequency and RF-5800M multiband radios. The order represents the next phase of a multi-year tactical communications modernization program.

Falcon II RF-5800H high-frequency radios will provide this nation's armed forces with beyond line-of-sight terrestrial communications through enhanced secure voice and data performance. The radios offer advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment (3G-ALE), integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.

The Falcon II RF-5800V-HH is a lightweight VHF handheld radio that provides squad-level communications using the Harris Quicklook waveform and Citadel II encryption. The RF-5800V also offers 16 Kbps of Internet Protocol data.

Falcon II RF-5800M-HH is an advanced multiband, multi-mission handheld radio that provides reliable voice and data communications over the 30 to 512 MHz frequency range. The radio offers enhanced secure voice and data capabilities using the Harris Quicklook waveform and Citadel II encryption.

"Harris is the global leader in tactical HF communications. Our radios are deployed by more than 100 countries around the world and provide users with secure voice and data communications in the most demanding environments," said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. "Whether used for defense or homeland security, our Falcon radio family sets the standard for reliable and highly secure tactical communications."

Source: Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
Date: Jan 19, 2012