Harris Corporation Awarded $80 Million Contract to Provide Falcon II(R) Tactical Radios to Philippines Ministry of Defence Philippines Military Continues Standardization on Harris HF and VHF Radios



    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.
 
 
 

SOURCE Harris Corporation

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