Canadian Department of National Defence Awards Harris C$180 M Tactical Radio Contract
- Secure tactical radio systems to support future modernization programs
- Enables voice and high-bandwidth data over extended ranges, including beyond-line-of-sight
- Demonstrates continued leadership in secure tactical communications systems
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a 4-year, C$180 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract to supply the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with Harris Falcon III ® tactical radios. The contract was awarded during the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
Under National Individual Standing Offer (NISO), Harris will supply secure tactical radio systems including the AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio, AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack radio, as well as the RF-7800H high-frequency manpack radio to the Department of National Defence in support of modernization programs. The NISO will be available to various organizations within the CAF.
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"Harris Falcon III products and systems are meeting the growing demands for wideband data and tactical networking in countries around the world with a broad portfolio of proven, mission-critical solutions,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. “The radio systems will provide Canadian forces with greater situational awareness and enable end-to-end solutions that address requirements for real-time, mission-critical information on the battlefield.”
The field-proven AN/PRC-152A and AN/PRC-117G provide unprecedented situational awareness through wideband battlefield networking. Software-defined and upgradeable, the radios enable applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks.
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