MELBOURNE, Fla. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Harris is providing Falcon III and Falcon II radio systems to East African nation in support of military missions.
- Radios provide Armed Forces with high-bandwidth combat net voice and data and HF communications for improved command and control and situational awareness.
- Order expands Harris RF international tactical communications business.
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $4.6 million order from a nation in Eastern Africa for Falcon III and Falcon II tactical radios. The radios will support the nation's implementation of an advanced command and control system that will deliver both line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight voice and data communications for a range of missions.
Harris will provide the nation with the Falcon III® RF-7800V Very-High Frequency (VHF) Combat Net Radio for high-speed voice and data. The RF-7800V provides high-speed data connectivity up to 192 Kbps, enabling wireless streaming video and high-resolution file sharing on the battlefield. The RF-7800V provides continuous coverage in the 30 to 108 MHZ frequency band at up to 50 watts of power.
Harris is also supplying the African nation with Falcon II® RF-5800H high-frequency (HF) manpack radios. The RF-5800H provides secure beyond-line-of-sight radio communications in the most demanding battlefield environments. The radio features Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment (3G-ALE), integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.
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 $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.
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