Harris Corporation Receives $11 Million Order from Australian Department of Defence for Falcon III Tactical Radios in Vehicular Communication System

Mar 14, 2011, 13:00 ET from Harris Corporation

MELBOURNE, Fla. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Supplying Falcon III tactical handheld and vehicular radios to Australia Defence Force.
  • Radios supply interoperable voice and data communications as part of a larger battlefield communication system linking personnel on the ground with each other as well as airborne assets.
  • Expands partnership with Australian Defence Force and international penetration of Harris RF communication systems.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an $11 million order from the Australia Department of Defence (DoD) for Falcon III® tactical radios as part of a networked battlefield communications system in Army vehicles.

Harris is supplying the Australian DoD with Falcon III RF-152(C)® handheld radios along with RF-300M Trimline Vehicular Adapters for installation into a variety of Army vehicles including Army Bushmaster protected mobility vehicles.  The Harris equipment provides interoperable tactical voice and data communications for both ground-to-ground and ground-to-air applications.

"The AN/PRC-152(C) handheld and vehicular radio system links vehicles and soldiers into the larger battlefield network, enabling seamless communications while on the move,'' said Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications.  

The combat-proven AN/PRC-152(C) is the most-widely deployed JTRS-approved handheld radio, with more than 150,000 units deployed worldwide.  The radio system is an important part of the integrated Battlespace Communications System to meet ADF's objectives, including networking the Adaptive Army.

The Falcon III® RF-300M-TV Trimline Vehicular Amplifier (TVA) is a low-profile, single-channel power amplifier, with a single AN/PRC-152(C) serving as the dismountable handheld transceiver.  The TVA is streamlined to fit into vehicles where space is at a premium.  Providing increased communications reliability in long-range applications, the TVA supplies 50 watts from 30 to 90 MHz, 20 watts from 90 to 512 MHz, and 50 watts for satellite communications.  Separate VHF, UHF, and SATCOM ports with automatic port switching allow users to switch between ground, ground-to-air, or SATCOM communications by simply selecting the required network on the radio.

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.

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