MELBOURNE, Fla. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Harris to provide U.S. Army with additional high-frequency manpack radios in vehicular configuration for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.
- The systems provide vehicle crew with beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications, ideal in mountainous, jungle or obstructed terrain.
- Harris radio systems providing MRAP vehicles across DoD fleet with range of high-performance tactical communications.
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $20.4 million order from the U.S. Army for Falcon II® AN/VRC-104(V)(3) high-frequency vehicular radio systems for use in multiple variants of Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles.
The AN/VRC-104 is a fully integrated, vehicular communications system that includes the Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency tactical radio. The AN/PRC-150(C) delivers critically needed beyond line-of-sight Type-1 terrestrial communications. Widely deployed around the world, the AN/PRC-150(C) provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency range, with 150 watts of power in vehicular configurations. The system's beyond-line-of-site coverage enables forces to stay connected with mission-critical information when line-of-sight communications are not an option.
"The Falcon family of radios is providing vital communications capabilities in the majority of the DoD's MRAP vehicles," said Brendan O'Connell, president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "The AN/PRC-150(C) is particularly important for forces operating in terrain obstructed by mountains or other geographical features."
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. 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 $6 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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