Harris Corporation Receives $11 Million 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.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (NYS: 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.
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-MP 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.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees—including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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