Harris Corporation Awarded $6 Million Order to Provide Falcon III Multiband Networking Radios to African Nation

Also Providing Falcon II High-Frequency Manpack Radios

Jun 16, 2010, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

PARIS, June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Eurosatory Booth #H571) -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $6 million order to supply an African nation with Falcon III® RF-7800M multiband networking radios, universal remote controls and other tactical communications equipment.  

The field-proven RF-7800M is a wideband tactical radio that provides warfighters with unprecedented situational awareness of the battlefield through wireless, high-bandwidth networked communications. The radio enables applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat and connectivity to secure networks, delivering critical real-time information to the battlefield in a small, lightweight man-portable radio.

In addition, Harris is also providing the African nation with the Falcon II RF-5800H high-frequency radio. The RF-5800H provides secure beyond-line-of-sight radio communications in the most demanding battlefield environments.  The radio features Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment (3G-ALE), integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.  The RF-5800H offers secure interoperability with the Harris AN/PRC-150(C) radio, which is widely deployed with U.S. and NATO forces operating in Afghanistan.

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 multiband 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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