Harris Corp. wins $19 million tactical communications system order to provide voice and data connectivity, mission command and control

MELBOURNE, Fla., 18 May 2011. Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, won a $19 million order from an undisclosed nation in Asia for an integrated tactical communications system to deliver command and control in various missions. Per the new contract, Harris engineers are delivering and integrating the company’s Falcon III and Falcon II tactical radios and related equipment, intended to deliver advanced situational awareness capabilities to forces at all levels.

May 18th, 2011
Posted by Courtney E. Howard
Posted by Courtney E. Howard

MELBOURNE, Fla., 18 May 2011. Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, won a $19 million order from an undisclosed nation in Asia for an integrated tactical communications system to deliver command and control in various missions. Per the new contract, Harris engineers are delivering and integrating the company’s Falcon III and Falcon II tactical radios and related equipment, intended to deliver advanced situational awareness capabilities to forces at all levels.

"Military forces around the world have an increasing need to deliver the right information to the right place, at the right time, and to the right people," says Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF communications. "Harris is focused on delivering system solutions that will provide deployed forces with networked high-speed voice and data connectivity at all times."

Key elements of the system feature software-defined tactical radios from the Harris Falcon III product family, which includes the RF-7800S Secure Personal Radio, the RF-7800V VHF Combat Net Handheld Radio, and the RF-7800I Vehicular Intercom System.

The RF-7800S is a lightweight soldier system radio offering full-duplex voice capability, enabling simultaneous communication with unlimited listeners over a range of more than 2 kilometers. The RF-7800V provides high-speed data connectivity up to 192 Kbps, and is reportedly the fastest VHF combat net radio available.

The RF-7800I Vehicular Intercom System is a modular, configurable platform designed for in-vehicle voice and data communication, tactical network connectivity, and battle management system interoperability. The RF-7800I provides voice and data connectivity among vehicle crew members, while creating a network backbone to integrate vehicle communication systems, says a company representative.

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