Harris Corporation Receives $5.5 Million Order From U.S. Department of Defense to Equip MRAP Vehicles With Falcon Multiband Tactical Radio Systems

Mar 11, 2011, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

MELBOURNE, Fla. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Harris is providing DoD with additional tactical satellite radios for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected-ATV vehicles.
  • Falcon II AN/VRC-103 radio systems provide users with reliable and secure line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications..
  • Harris is providing an integrated system of communications found in almost all MRAP-ATV vehicles currently deployed to Afghanistan.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $5.5 million order to supply additional Falcon II® AN/VRC-103 multiband, multimission vehicular radio systems to the U.S. Department of Defense for use in Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs.)

The Harris AN/VRC-103 is a fully integrated communication system that includes the Falcon II® AN/PRC-117F(C) software-defined manpack radio.  Widely deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, the AN/PRC-117F covers multiple frequencies using military standard voice and data waveforms, ensuring interoperability with a variety of ground-based and airborne equipment.  The radio features advanced voice, data and tactical satellite capabilities for communicating on the networked battlefield. The AN/VRC-103 and associated AN/PRC-117F will be installed in U.S. Army MRAP-ATV vehicles.  Harris Falcon series radios are installed in the majority of M-ATV vehicles currently deployed.

"The AN/PRC-117F was the first to integrate line-of-sight voice and data, ground-to-air and beyond line-of-sight satellite communications interoperability in a single manpack radio," said Brendan O'Connell, president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.  "This radio will provide the warfighter with reliable, secure communications as they embark on their daily missions."

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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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