• Harris supplying Falcon II radios to international customer for tactical radio modernization.
• Radios supply interoperable voice and data communications for both line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight.
• Represents continued international adoption of systems and support for assured voice and data communications on the battlefield.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.– Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $5.6 million in orders to provide Falcon II® radios that will deliver high-performance tactical communications to an international customer’s armed forces. The orders include Falcon II RF-5800H high-frequency (HF) and RF-5800V very high-frequency (VHF) radios.
The RF-5800H is part of the most fully integrated HF radio family in the world. The radio delivers beyond line-of-sight terrestrial communications in the most demanding environments and provides advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment (3G-ALE), integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.
The RF-5800V VHF handheld is a lightweight digital combat net radio for squad-level communications. The radio provides frequency-hopping using Quicklook 1A, secure digital voice, advanced repeater capabilities and Citadel II encryption.
“These orders are part of a multi-year contract supporting this customer’s tactical radio modernization program,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “Our radios and systems provide defense forces around the world with highly reliable and secure tactical communications for peace keeping missions and combat operations.”
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.