Harris Corporation Receives $26 Million Order from U.S. Marine Corps for Falcon Manpack Radios to Expand its Wideband Tactical Network
- Falcon III radios and systems serving as the backbone of tactical networking initiatives.
- Enables Marines to send real-time voice, video, data and situational awareness.
- Broadens Harris wideband networking leadership among the U.S. Department of Defense and its allies.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (NYS: HRS) , an international communications and information technology company, has received a $26 million order to help the U.S. Marine Corps to expand its wideband tactical networking capabilities and deliver the tactical Internet down to the individual warfighter.
The Marines are acquiring Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)-certified Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radios that form mobile ad-hoc communication networks to exchange voice, video and tactical data reports on the battlefield. The order was received in the third quarter of Harris' 2013 fiscal year.
"The Marine Corps is making strategic investments in Falcon III radios and systems as the backbone of its tactical networking initiatives,'' said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The AN/PRC-117G is field-proven and supports joint operations through its Type-1 implementation of wideband and legacy waveforms. The radio is also software-defined, which allows for easy upgrades to emerging technologies."
Harris has deployed more than 30,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to all branches of the U.S. DoD and allies such as Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Spain and Poland. Combat proven and exhaustively tested, the AN/PRC-117G radio provides unprecedented situational awareness on the battlefield by delivering critical real-time information to warfighters on the move. The radios are suited for deployment in joint missions because they operate Type-1 implementations of the JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform as well as legacy waveforms. The radio is also equipped to host the new Mobile User Objective Satellite waveform.
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 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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