Harris Corporation Receives $13 Million in Orders from U.S. Navy for Falcon Tactical Radios

Expeditionary Forces Acquiring Radio Systems for Line-of-Sight and Beyond-Line-of-Sight Applications

Oct 19, 2010, 13:00 ET from Harris Corporation

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


  • Navy acquiring Harris radios for ground-based applications, including construction.
  • Radios deliver line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight capabilities.
  • Providing forces with reliable and secure multiband, multimission voice and data communications.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $13 million from the U.S. Navy for Falcon III® and Falcon II® tactical radio systems.

Harris will deliver its radio systems to Naval Expeditionary Forces, who handle a variety of ground-based missions including ordnance disposal.  The radios will provide the Navy with both line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight communication capabilities for its various missions.

"Harris' Falcon radios provide U.S. Department of Defense ground forces with a complete range of tactical communication capabilities to address their missions," said Brendan O'Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.  "Because our radios are software-defined, they are also adaptable to meet emerging requirements and changing mission standards."

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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