Harris Receives $11 M in Falcon Tactical Radio Orders to Help Counter Illicit International Drug Trafficking

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.

"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.

Product Background
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.

Source: Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
Date: Jan 21, 2013