Harris Corp to provide communications, command and control system to Middle East

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 29 March 2012. Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) has received $14.3 million in orders to provide a communications, command and control system to a country in the Middle East.

This country is acquiring the system, consisting of Falcon III tactical radios and accessories, to deliver wideband networking capabilities to its security forces. As part of the system, Harris will provide the customer with Falcon III RF-7800M Multiband Networking Radios, RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radios and RF-7800S Secure Personal Radios, along with networking components, accessories and spares.

The system integrates a suite of software-defined radios from the Harris Falcon III RF-7800 family. This includes the RF-7800S, a soldier, body-worn radio for full-duplex voice and data communications over 2 kilometers; RF-7800M for wideband mobile ad-hoc networking, and RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Internet Protocol radio for backhaul data communications.

Harris RF Communications is a 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.


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