Harris Corporation Receives $27 Million Order to Equip Next Generation MRAP Vehicles with JTRS-Approved Falcon III Tactical Radio Systems
Field-proven Systems Meet Current Communication Needs; Fully Upgradeable for Future Requirements
ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $27 million order to supply additional JTRS-approved Falcon III® AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios and AN/VRC-110 vehicular amplifier adapter systems to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs). Harris radios are installed in the majority of M-ATV vehicles deployed to Afghanistan.
The AN/VRC-110 is a fully integrated, high-performance multiband vehicular radio system, consisting of an amplifier adapter and two Falcon III® AN/PRC-152(C) multiband handheld radios, which serve as handheld transceivers. The AN/VRC-110 enables warfighters to maintain communications in dismount operations by allowing the AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radios to be quickly removed from the vehicle while remaining powered on and connected to the network. The combat-proven AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely-fielded JTRS-approved handheld radio with more than 100,000 units deployed.
The Falcon III® AN/VRC-110 and AN/PRC-152(C) were developed by Harris following the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Enterprise Business Model. Both radios operate on the JTRS Software Communications Architecture. By adhering to the DoD's open-standards approach to radio technology, Harris Falcon III® tactical radios and related systems give customers a future-focused platform that easily integrates pre-planned upgrades and new capabilities while offering compatibility with legacy radios.
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 multi-band radios.
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 approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 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 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 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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