Harris Corporation Receives $12 Million in Orders for Falcon Radio Systems from Country in Middle East

Oct 19, 2010, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Order includes RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio, used for transmitting high-bandwidth data wirelessly on the battlefield.
  • Radios deliver long-range communications capabilities to deployed forces.
  • Provides forces with reliable and secure high-frequency voice communications and high-bandwidth data.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $12 million in orders for Falcon III® and Falcon II® tactical radio systems from a nation in the Middle East.

Harris is supplying this country's Ministry of Defence with Falcon III® RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight radios, which deliver greater bandwidth for transmission of data such as streaming video.  The RF-7800W provides a quick-to-deploy, point-to-point or point-to-multipoint wireless Internet Protocol (IP) infrastructure. The customer will be using the radios for high-bandwidth data communication between mobile or fixed operations centers.

Harris is also providing the customer with Falcon II® RF-5800H high-frequency radios for beyond line-of-sight communications in the most demanding battlefield environments such as mountainous terrain.  These radios feature Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment (3G-ALE), integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers, as well as secure interoperability with other HF radio 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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