ROCHESTER, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $14.6 million order from the U.S. Army for use in an artillery command and control application.
The Army will use Harris RF-3134 high-frequency (HF) full-loop antenna systems as part of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System -- a multiple launch rocket system widely used by the Army during operations in Iraq.
The full-loop antennas, linked to existing Harris Falcon II® AN/PRC-150 radios, will enable field personnel to deliver targeting commands to the missiles via long-distance HF voice and data radio links. The full-loop antenna is lightweight, easy to install on the HIMARS platform, and provides communication between HIMARS and its supporting units from over-the-horizon — farther than traditional line-of-sight communications. This capability allows HIMARS missile batteries to be deployed over wider geographic areas. Use of the full-loop antenna also increases system mobility.
"Harris high-frequency radios are providing forces around the world with dependable long-haul beyond-line-of-sight voice communications," said Brendan O'Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "For this application, we built on our industry leadership in HF communications to address an emerging requirement and bring an advanced capability to the Army. The application highlights our commitment to finding new solutions to tactical communication challenges faced by today's forces."
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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