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Harris Corporation Awarded $80 Million Contract to Provide Falcon II Tactical Radios to Philippines Ministry of Defence


Philippines Military Continues Standardization on Harris HF and VHF Radios

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $79.6 million contract to supply the Armed Forces of the Philippines with Falcon II® high frequency (HF) and very-high frequency (VHF) tactical radios.

Under terms of the contract, Harris will provide the Philippines military with Falcon II RF-5800H HF manpack and Falcon II RF-5800V VHF handheld radios, along with support equipment, spare and repair parts, as well as training and logistics support. Deliveries will continue into next year. Radio systems delivered under this contract are slated to be used by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to enhance its capabilities.

“Harris has been a supplier to the Armed Forces of the Philippines for over 20 years,” said Ed Lockwood, vice president of sales, International Government Systems, Harris Corporation. “We’re pleased that the Philippines military is turning to trusted Harris technology to counter new threats. Our HF and VHF technology provides the Armed Forces of the Philippines with state-of-the-art secure communications to coordinate operations in the most rugged areas of the country.”

The RF-5800H is an advanced HF manpack radio that provides reliable tactical communications through enhanced secure voice and data performance, networking, and extended battery life. The RF-5800V is a lightweight multiband handheld that extends the outstanding performance of the Falcon II tactical radio family to the squad level. The RF-5800 series radios have integrated GPS and IP networking capabilities, guaranteeing seamless communication with other peacekeeping operations using the Harris Falcon II radios.

Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems, and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide.


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