Harris Corporation Receives $9.5 Million Contract to Support Australia Department of Defence Communications Modernization

Company to Integrate Its Falcon® Family of Tactical Radio Systems

Aug 31, 2010, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

ROCHESTER, N.Y. and BRISBANE, Australia, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $9.5 million contract to provide engineering services to support the Australia Department of Defence Land 200 communications modernization program.  

The three-year contract from Elbit Systems calls for Harris to provide engineering services to integrate its Falcon® tactical radio systems into the Battle Management System being developed by Elbit for the Australian Defence Forces (ADF).

"Harris Corporation will apply its broad expertise in tactical communication systems to insure seamless exchanges of voice and data between our Falcon radios and the ADF's new battle management hub," said Andy Start, president, international business, Harris RF Communications.  "As the leading provider of tactical communications, we're uniquely capable of providing our customers with fully deployable system-level solutions that meet today's requirements and tomorrow's needs."

Harris radio systems will form part of the secure communications backbone for the ADF's Land 75, Land 125 and Joint Project 2072 command, control and communications modernization programs.  The systems wirelessly connect soldiers to each other, their commanders and other devices in the field.  The Harris systems — which include Type 1 security devices, antennas and power amplifiers —will help the ADF provide networking capabilities that enhance situational awareness and speed decision-making.

The ADF is acquiring a range of Harris tactical radio systems in support of this and other programs, including the Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-152( C ) multiband handheld radios, as well as the Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G wideband, AN/PRC-117F multiband and AN/PRC-150( C ) high-frequency (HF) manpack radios.  

The largest part of the contract is for the Falcon III AN/PRC-152( C ).  In dismounted configuration, the AN/PRC-152( C ) will connect soldiers to the ADF's central Battle Management System and serve as a hub for other soldier-carried C4 devices.  In addition, Harris is providing the AN/PRC-152( C ) in vehicular amplifier adapters to support the installation of equipment in more than 1,000 armored vehicles.  

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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