Harris Corporation Receives $5.3 Million Order from Brazilian Ministry of Defence for Falcon III RF-7800V VHF Tactical Radios
* Harris providing the lightest and most capable VHF radio available to the Brazilian armed forces.
* Radios will be deployed to provide superior VHF voice and high-speed data communications to dismounted soldiers and in vehicles.
* Broadens deployment of tactical communication system solutions supported by Harris products, innovation and world-class customer field support.
MELBOURNE, FLA. /ROCHESTER, NY — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $5.3 million order from the Federative Republic of Brazil for Falcon III® RF-7800V VHF tactical radios. The RF-7800V is the world’s fastest VHF combat net radio system and will provide the Brazilian armed forces with next-generation voice and high-speed data communications for a range of applications and environments, such as in the jungle.
Brazil is acquiring both the RF-7800V-HH handheld combat net radio and RF-7800V-V501 50-watt vehicular amplifier adapter system for use in armored personnel carriers, tanks, transport and other vehicles, and by dismounted warfighters operating on foot. The RF-7800V family delivers capabilities in range, data speeds and throughput that are unmatched by any combat net radio on the market, offering the performance profile of a manpack radio in a lightweight handheld form factor.
“The RF-7800V provides Brazil with superior all-around performance in a combat net radio system, allowing military personnel to communicate via voice and data over longer distances,” said Julio Villafane, regional managing director, Caribbean and Latin America, Harris RF Communications. “Built to connect easily to battle management systems, the 7800V family delivers seamless interoperability with existing networks. Our advanced application of VHF radio technology will dramatically enhance command and control and overall situational awareness.”
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 easy integration with Battle Management Systems for time-critical BMS reports, while delivering simultaneous networked voice and data communications to multiple users. Additionally, the RF-7800V also offers Free-Channel Search and dual push-to-talk capabilities for enhanced agility in high-noise or jammed environments.
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 $6 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 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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