Harris Corporation : Receives $5 Million Order from Latin American Country for Falcon Tactical Radios
07/19/2012| 09:05am US/Eastern
Supplying Falcon III and Falcon II tactical radios.
Radios provide interoperable voice, data and video communications.
Marks continued international acceptance of Harris products, systems
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has received a $5 million order to
provide a Latin American country's armed forces with high-performance
tactical communications for drug interdiction, anti-terrorism and
illegal immigration missions.
The Latin American nation is acquiring the Harris Falcon
III® RF-7800V VHF combat net radios along with the Falcon
II® RF-5800M multiband handheld and RF-5800H
high-frequency manpack radios. These radios will be integrated into
a system that delivers video from the battlefield to command personnel
in real time.
"Harris' Falcon family of radios will provide the system with
combat-proven voice and data communications,'' said Brendan O'Connell,
president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. "This in
turn will lead to enhanced real-time situational awareness and command
and control and, ultimately, greater success on the battlefield.''
The RF-7800V family covers the 30 MHz to 108 MHz frequency range and
supports data rates up to 192 Kbps, making it the fastest combat net
radio available today. The RF-7800V also provides time-critical BMS
reports, while delivering simultaneous networked voice and data
communications to multiple users.
The RF-5800M-HH is an advanced multiband, multimission handheld radio
that provides voice and data in the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range.
Rounding out the architecture, the RF-5800H High-Frequency manpack radio
delivers secure, reliable beyond-line-of-site terrestrial
communications. The RF-5800H-MP provides continuous coverage in the 1.6
to 60 MHz frequency band, enabling the warfighters to stay connected
when line-of-sight communications are not an option.
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
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 $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect
management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future
performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in
reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and
future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the
expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve
risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events, or otherwise.
Ben Rand, 585-241-8187
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131
© Business Wire 2012