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
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 .
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.
SOURCE Harris Corporation