Army orders more Falcon radios from Harris Corp.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 7 July 2005. Harris Corp. has been awarded a contract for nearly $50 million by the U.S. Army for Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) manpack and AN/VRC-104 vehicular high-frequency (HF) radios.

ROCHESTER, N.Y., 7 July 2005. Harris Corp. has been awarded a contract for nearly $50 million by the U.S. Army for Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) manpack and AN/VRC-104 vehicular high-frequency (HF) radios.

The AN/PRC-150(C) is the only HF radio with embedded communications security that has been certified for transmission of U.S. classified information. Along with the Harris AN/PRC-117F(C) multiband, multimission radio, the AN/PRC-150(C) has been a vital means of tactical Beyond Line of Site (BLOS) radio communications for U.S. forces deployed in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

Modularity is the Army's major force-transformation initiative and involves the redesign of the operational Army into a larger, more powerful, flexible and rapidly deployable force.

"These advanced HF radio systems will be used for the Army's Modularity Program and to address the critical needs of the Army National Guard and Reserve," said Dana Mehnert, vice president and general manager of business development and operations, Harris RF Communications Division. "Harris is pleased to continue to support the Army with secure radio system solutions that address its demanding communication requirements."

Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide. Harris Corp. is an international communications technology company focused on providing assured communications products, systems and services for government and commercial customers. The company's four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast, and microwave systems. Harris provides systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, see www.harris.com.

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