Harris Corp to supply Falcon Tactical Radios to Australian Department of Defense

BRISBANE, Australia, 30 March 2012. Harris Corp. (NYSE:HRS) has received a $15.2 million order to provide the Australia Department of Defence with customer field support for Harris radios procured under its tactical radio modernization program.

Australia has procured, and will install and deploy, mounted and dismounted Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) multiband, multi-mode radios in vehicular and handheld configurations for line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications and Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) manpack radios for high-frequency beyond-line-of-sight terrestrial communications. Both radios are being delivered to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) under the Joint Project 2072 Battlespace Communications program. Harris will provide support services to the ADF for these radios, including training, installation, maintenance, system integration and engineering.


The AN/PRC-152(C) is a JTRS Software Communications Architecture-certified and NSA Type-1 certified handheld radio, with more than 160,000 units shipped to U.S., NATO and other allied forces worldwide. The radio provides voice and data capabilities over the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range and supports SINCGARS, Havequick II, VHF/UHF AM and FM, APCO P25 and both DAMA and the new Integrated Waveform for satellite communications. The Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) is part of the Falcon family of HF radios and the only one to offer NSA-certified Type-1 information security. The radio covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range and comes with a removable keypad/display unit.




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