Harris Receives $12 M from Nations in Africa for Falcon Tactical Radios
- Delivering Falcon radio systems to nations in Central and East Africa.
- Radios provide line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications to vehicular and dismounted warfighters.
- Expands deployment of Harris Falcon family of radios in Africa as interoperable standard for tactical communications.
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling about $12 million to supply Falcon® tactical radio systems and field support to two countries in Africa. The radios will be used to provide line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical voice and data communications to armed forces personnel. The order was received in the first quarter of Harris� 2013 fiscal year.
Harris is providing these nations with Falcon III® RF-7800V VHF and Falcon II® RF-5800H HF tactical radio systems, along with training, installation and field support services. The orders include base stations, vehicular systems and manpack and handheld radios.
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"The Falcon radios will provide security forces in these countries with combat proven, high-performance tactical voice and data communications," said Brendan O�Connell, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. "These capabilities are vital on a range of missions. This order further solidifies the Falcon family as the international standard for tactical communications."
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 Falcon II® RF-5800H-MP provides beyond line-of-sight terrestrial voice and data communications. The RF-5800H provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency band, enabling the warfighter to stay connected even in the harshest conditions, when line-of-sight communications are not an option. It offers advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment, integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.
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