Harris Corporation Introduces Modular, Flexible FalconFighter™ for Future Soldier System Programs

Jun 15, 2010, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Eurosatory Booth #H571) -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, today introduced FalconFighter™, a new modular soldier system that integrates a variety of advanced technologies into a single wearable uniform.

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Harris FalconFighter links C4 devices, sensors, networking components and power modules into a centralized wearable platform controlled by the individual soldier.  FalconFighter is uniquely designed to accommodate products with open standards and interfaces -- making it easier for the system to adapt to incorporate changing mission requirements and integrate new emerging technologies.

"Harris created FalconFighter understanding that battlefield technology is dynamic and constantly evolving," said Paul Zweers, director of international product line management, Harris RF Communications.  "Our new system is future-focused so modules and parts can be exchanged and upgraded over time to meet new requirements. This eliminates the need for long lead-time soldier system programs seen in recent years."

The core of the system is the Harris RF-7800S Leader Radio, the only personal soldier radio with a built-in computer.  The Harris RF-7800S Leader Radio combines a lightweight tactical radio with a personal digital assistant to provide field commanders with advanced situational awareness and battle management tools.

Harris provides its own power management, personal area networking, sensor systems and other accessories, and will integrate devices from other original manufacturers in a way that emphasizes functionality while limiting size and weight burdens.

"Our focus is on improving effectiveness for the individual soldier," Zweers said.  "FalconFighter is a powerful, adaptable, affordable system that speeds the integration of new developments in soldier technology."

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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