MELBOURNE, Fla. and ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (IDEX 2011, Stand 03-A20) --
- Software application for advanced situational awareness.
- Provides users with advanced battlefield management tools including targeting, position location and other information.
- Expands Harris portfolio to address C4ISR system solutions.
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today introduced the RF-5410-FC FalconCommand™ system, a portable software application that provides advanced tools for managing and synchronizing data across the battlefield.
Fully compatible with both military and commercial GPS, FalconCommand delivers real-time troop positions for both friendly and hostile forces, sensor data and status information. FalconCommand integrates the data with maps to provide vital battlefield intelligence, allowing the entire military enterprise to work on a common operational picture.
"By equipping each soldier with up-to-date intelligence and plans, commanders obtain and maintain information superiority over the enemy, significantly increasing the chance of mission success,'' said Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. "Falcon Command delivers updates dynamically over radio networks. As the world leader in tactical radios, Harris is uniquely positioned to deliver this type of advanced system solution."
Ideal for use at higher headquarters through squad-level users, FalconCommand enables target, threat, location and logistics information to be sent and received covertly, either instantly or at user-defined, pre-determined intervals. The system includes MIL-STD-2525 or user-defined symbology, shared databases, pre-formatted messages, email, text chat and terrain analysis capabilities to facilitate quicker decision making at all levels.
From route planning to target acquisition, FalconCommand is an essential planning aid for individual operators or small teams. With capability for on-the-fly changes to mission plans, the system provides soldiers the information vital to accomplishing missions safely and effectively. FalconCommand interfaces seamlessly with Harris Falcon radios and other Battle Management Systems.
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 16,000 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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