Harris Corporation Receives $78 Million HF Radio Systems Order for U.S. Department of Defense Next-Generation MRAP Vehicles

Feb 25, 2010, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an order valued at $78 million to provide additional Falcon II® AN/VRC-104 high-frequency tactical radio systems for use in U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Mine Resistant Ambush Protected All-Terrain Vehicles (M-ATVs).  This order was placed by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command on behalf of the DoD's Joint MRAP program.  

"Harris continues to provide the most reliable and secure beyond line-of-sight radio technology to this critically important program," said Steve Marschilok, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.  "Our radios deliver life-saving communication capabilities in the most dangerous of missions for all types of MRAP vehicles.  We are providing ongoing support for this program with our high-performance tactical radios and unmatched customer service."

The AN/VRC-104 is a vehicular transceiver/amplifier that includes the AN/PRC-150(C ), a Type-1 high-frequency manpack radio.  Harris HF radios are in widespread use by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense and allies around the world.  

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 family 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.

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 15,000 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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