Harris Corporation Receives $11 Million Order from Central Asia Customer for Falcon III and Falcon II Tactical Radios
One of the Largest Deployments of Harris RF-7800S Radios in Afghanistan
ROCHESTER, NY, Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an $11 million order to provide Falcon® tactical radio systems to a Partnership for Peace nation participating in the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. This order will result in one of the largest deployments of the Harris RF-7800S radio to that country.
NATO and Partnership for Peace countries have standardized on the Harris Falcon family of radios, which has improved communications interoperability during coalition operations. These countries consult on national security issues and their forces interact frequently during combined military exercises and NATO-led missions.
Harris will supply Falcon III® RF-7800S Secure Personal Radios, a lightweight “wearable” radio that provides individual warfighters with an easy-to-operate solution for voice and wideband data communications. Designed to address soldier system communication requirements, the RF-7800S operates in the 350- to 450-MHz frequency band. The radio provides more than two kilometers range over open terrain, and easily penetrates through buildings and dense foliage.
Harris also is providing Falcon II® RF-5800M multiband manpack and handheld radios for line-of-sight terrestrial communications and Falcon II® RF-5800H high-frequency radios for beyond line-of-sight communications — along with data terminals, accessories, spare parts and services.
Falcon II RF-5800M transceivers are software-programmable radios, supporting continuous VHF/UHF operation across the 30 to 512 MHz bandwidth. These radios operate in multiple waveforms and encryption modes, making them to suitable for ground-to-air and ground-to-ground applications. RF-5800M radios provide multi-mission, multi-mode secure interoperability in a compact, lightweight package.
The Harris Falcon II RF-5800H HF radio provides secure beyond-line-of-sight radio communications in the most demanding battlefield environments. These radios feature Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment (3G-ALE), integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers. The RF-5800H offers secure interoperability with the Harris AN/PRC-150(C) radio, which is widely deployed with U.S. and NATO forces operating in Afghanistan.
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 multiband radios.
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 $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 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.
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