Canadian Department of National Defence Awards Harris Corporation C$180 Million Tactical Radio Contract
* Secure tactical radio systems to support future modernization programs
* Enables voice and high-bandwidth data over extended ranges, including beyond-line-of-sight
* Demonstrates continued leadership in secure tactical communications systems
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a 4-year, C$180 million ceiling, single-award IDIQ contract to supply the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) with Harris Falcon III® tactical radios. The contract was awarded during the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
Under National Individual Standing Offer (NISO), Harris will supply secure tactical radio systems including the AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radio, AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack radio, as well as the RF-7800H high-frequency manpack radio to the Department of National Defence in support of modernization programs. The NISO will be available to various organizations within the CAF.
“Harris Falcon III products and systems are meeting the growing demands for wideband data and tactical networking in countries around the world with a broad portfolio of proven, mission-critical solutions,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications. “The radio systems will provide Canadian forces with greater situational awareness and enable end-to-end solutions that address requirements for real-time, mission-critical information on the battlefield.”
The field-proven AN/PRC-152A and AN/PRC-117G provide unprecedented situational awareness through wideband battlefield networking. Software-defined and upgradeable, the radios enable applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks.
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 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 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 harris.com.
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