Harris Receives USD 8M Order from Nation in Middle East for High-Frequency Manpack Radios
- Country acquiring Falcon II(r) manpack radios for use by armed forces.
- Radios provide beyond-line-of-sight communications, ideal for mountains or urban areas.
- Order represents continued adoption of Falcon tactical radio systems as de-facto standard around the world.
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an $8 million order from a country in the Middle East for Falcon® high-frequency manpack radios as part of its tactical radio modernization program.
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The Falcon II® RF-5800H will provide this nation's armed forces with beyond line-of-sight terrestrial voice and data communications. The RF-5800H is part of the most fully integrated HF radio family in the world, offering advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment, integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.
“The RF-5800H delivers highly reliable and secure communications even in the most challenging mission environments, such as mountains and urban areas,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “We have delivered more than 100,000 Falcon II HF manpack radios, which provide security forces with long-distance voice and data links that lead to enhanced situational awareness and command and control.”
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.
Source : Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
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