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Irish Defence Forces Will UseHarris Corporation Falcon(r) II Radios


ROCHESTER, NY — Harris Corporation has received contracts valued at $3 million from the Irish Defence Forces for Falcon®II tactical communications systems. The Harris Falcon II radios are already widely used by the Irish Defence Forces for peacekeeping missions around the world.

Under the terms of the contracts, Harris will provide its RF-5800H HF (High Frequency) manpack radios and accessories. The RF-5800H uses software-defined radio technology to provide advanced waveforms and IP networking capabilities, allowing reliable, long-range voice and data communication under demanding conditions.

“The Falcon II HF and VHF radios have become essential to the Irish Defence Forces’ support of ongoing UN and Partnership for Peace operations abroad,” said Colonel Brian McQuaid, director of CIS for the Irish Defence Forces. “Our forces operate under difficult conditions on three different continents. The Harris Falcon II systems have become a lifeline for our men and women serving abroad.”

“The Irish Defence Forces’ continued investment in Harris Falcon II radio systems is a tribute to the system’s superior performance in harsh and challenging environments,” said Ed Lockwood, vice president of International Sales, Harris RF Communications.

The Harris Falcon II family of tactical radios is designed for manpack, vehicular, base station and handheld use. The software-based radios provide a common platform, operation, and logistics, and also feature upgradeable, embedded security.


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