Harris Receives $11 M in Falcon Tactical Radio Orders to Help Counter Illicit International Drug Trafficking
- Handheld tactical radios are part of international program to counter illicit-narcotics trafficking.
- Interoperable voice and data communications enables close collaboration.
- Broadens deployment of Harris solutions in support of international tactical radio modernization.
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received approximately $11 million in delivery orders to provide international partners of U.S. Southern Command and U.S. Northern Command with a range of Falcon tactical radio systems. The radios will be deployed to these partners as part of a U.S. government program for counter-narcotics and other illicit activity. The orders were received in the first quarter of Harris� 2013 fiscal year.
Harris is providing Falcon III® RF-7800S Secure Personal and RF-7800V Combat Net radios as well as Falcon II® RF-5800H High Frequency and RF-5800M Multiband radios. The radios will support collaboration and communications interoperability between U.S. and partner forces.
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"Harris Falcon radios provide an international standard for interoperable communications that will enhance coordination and cooperation between U.S. forces and their partners," said Brendan O�Connell, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. "Our world-class solutions provide advanced situational awareness and command and control that will help address the very real problem of illicit trafficking."
The orders are part of a four-year contract awarded by the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Under the contract, certified Harris trainers and engineers will provide operator and maintenance support throughout the regions.
The Falcon III® RF-7800S is a lightweight body-worn tactical radio that provides full-duplex voice and data communications over 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 battle management reports while delivering simultaneous networked voice and data communications to multiple users.
The Falcon II® RF-5800H provides beyond line-of-sight voice and data communications. The RF-5800H delivers 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.
The RF-5800M-HH is an advanced multiband, multi-mission handheld radio for voice and data communications in the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range.
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