Harris Receives $6 M from US DoD for Falcon III Tactical Radio Accessories

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $6 million order from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for tactical radio accessory kits for the Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack radio. The Army is procuring these kits to enable warfighters to communicate using the embedded L-Band functionality of the radio.

The JTRS-Certified Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G is the world's most widely fielded tactical wideband networking radio, delivering enhanced situational awareness by connecting warfighters to the tactical Internet.

"These kits will enable the U.S. forces to extend in-vehicle voice and data communications in the L-Band range," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense Business, Harris RF Communications. Harris is focused on addressing both current and emerging requirements for improved battlefield communications."

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: Oct 29, 2012