Harris Corporation Receives $9 Million Order from U.S. Army for Falcon II AN/PRC-150 High-Frequency Manpack Radios

Oct 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ --


  • High-frequency radios provide soldiers with communications capabilities when line-of-sight is not an option.
  • Order demonstrates continued Harris support for broad range of military communication requirements.
  • The Harris AN/PRC-150(C) is Type-1 certified and widely deployed by U.S. and allied forces.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for Falcon II® AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios.

The Army is acquiring the AN/PRC-150(C) to provide soldiers with superior long-haul terrestrial beyond-line-of-sight tactical communication capabilities.  Widely deployed by U.S. and NATO forces across the world, the AN/PRC-150(C) is the only Type-1 certified HF radio available today.  The radio provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency range, delivering secure voice and data communications even in the harshest conditions.

"Harris is the world leader in high-frequency tactical communications.  The AN/PRC-150(C) provides warfighters with critical long-range communications where line-of-sight is not an option," said Brendan O'Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.

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.

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