Canadian Department of National Defence Awards Harris C$180 M Tactical Radio Contract

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.

"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.

Source: Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
Date: Nov 17, 2014