ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $79.6 million contract to supply the Armed Forces of the Philippines with Falcon II(R) high frequency (HF) and very-high frequency (VHF) tactical radios. Under terms of the contract, Harris will provide the Philippines military with Falcon II RF-5800H HF manpack and Falcon II RF-5800V VHF handheld radios, along with support equipment, spare and repair parts, as well as training and logistics support. Deliveries will continue into next year. Radio systems delivered under this contract are slated to be used by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to enhance its capabilities. "Harris has been a supplier to the Armed Forces of the Philippines for over 20 years," said Ed Lockwood, vice president of sales, International Government Systems, Harris Corporation. "We're pleased that the Philippines military is turning to trusted Harris technology to counter new threats. Our HF and VHF technology provides the Armed Forces of the Philippines with state-of-the-art secure communications to coordinate operations in the most rugged areas of the country." The RF-5800H is an advanced HF manpack radio that provides reliable tactical communications through enhanced secure voice and data performance, networking, and extended battery life. The RF-5800V is a lightweight multiband handheld that extends the outstanding performance of the Falcon II tactical radio family to the squad level. The RF-5800 series radios have integrated GPS and IP networking capabilities, guaranteeing seamless communication with other peacekeeping operations using the Harris Falcon II radios. Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems, and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide. About Harris Corporation Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of $5 billion and 16,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com . Forward-Looking Statement 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 contract to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Other factors that may impact the company's results and forward-looking statement may be disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC. 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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