Harris Receives USD 10M Canadian Order for Falcon III Wideband Tactical Radios and Broadband Satellite Terminals


Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $10 million order to supply the Government of Canada with Falcon III® multiband manpack radios and satellite terminals.

The Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G radios and RF-7800B Broadband Global Area Networking (BGAN) terminals will provide Canadian military forces with an integrated solution for Type-1 secure voice and data communications in both line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight applications. Integrated together, the radios and satellite terminals support network-enabled applications such as streaming video and collaborative chat.

“Harris Falcon III products and systems are meeting the growing demands for wideband data and tactical networking in countries around the world," said Brendan O’Connell, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. “The system we’re delivering will provide Canadian forces with greater situational awareness and command and control in the full range of mission environments."

The field-proven AN/PRC-117G provides unprecedented situational awareness through wideband networking of the battlefield. Software-defined and upgradeable, the AN/PRC-117G enables applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks.

The Harris RF-7800B Broadband Global Area Network product line is a high-performance satellite solution that provides reliable voice and wideband data connectivity for beyond line-of-sight SATCOM-on-the-move and SATCOM-at-the-quick-halt applications. Canada is acquiring both the vehicular-based and mobile RF-7800B BGAN terminals.

With a fully integrated RF-7800B and Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G, users are able to extend their data networking capabilities through simultaneous operation with Harris’ Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform.

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)
Date: Jul 27, 2012