Harris Receives $10.7 M for Falcon Tactical Communication Systems from Country in Middle East

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $10.7 million order to supply tactical radio systems and software to a country in the Middle East. The radios and software will provide the nation's armed forces with tactical line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications and situational awareness capabilities.

The country is acquiring a full range of capabilities from the Harris Falcon family of tactical radio systems for transmitting voice and data to the battlefield. This includes the Falcon III® RF-7800S body-worn Secure Personal Radio, the RF-7800V VHF Combat Net Radio and the RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) Radio along with the RF-5800M multiband and RF-5800H high-frequency tactical radios. Harris is also providing its Falcon Command situational awareness software.

"Our combat-proven Falcon radio systems and software will deliver mission-critical voice and data communications to this nation's armed forces in support of a range of missions," said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. "Our products, systems and support address current and emerging needs of tactical communicators in more than 150 countries."

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 and is optimized for maximum performance across highly variable environments.

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.

The RF-7800W High Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radio provides quick-to-deploy, point-to-point or point-to-multipoint wireless IP infrastructure, enabling high-bandwidth data communication between mobile or fixed operations centers.

The RF-5800M-HH is an advanced, multiband, multimission handheld radio that provides voice and data in the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range while the RF-5800H High-Frequency manpack radio for secure, reliable beyond-line-of-site terrestrial communications.

Source: Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
Date: Mar 7, 2012