Harris Corporation Opens New Chapter In Tactical Communications; Introduces Falcon III Multi-Channel Manpack Radio
MELBOURNE, FLA. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Harris Booth #1725 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has introduced a multi-channel radio that will enable the U.S. Department of Defense to realize the fullest potential of the networked battlefield. The new Harris Falcon III® Multi-channel Manpack radio was unveiled today at the 2013 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, D.C.
The Harris Falcon III Multi-channel Manpack is the first commercially developed radio with two radio channels in a single chassis. This enables warfighters to communicate over multiple networks simultaneously (Photo: Business Wire)
The new radio is the first commercially developed manpack to integrate two radio channels into a single chassis. This allows warfighters to send and receive voice and data over multiple networks simultaneously, creating a more complete common operational picture while dramatically enhancing situational awareness and mission command.
Developed under the Harris commercial business model, the Multi-channel Manpack is based on the company’s combat-proven Falcon III® line of wideband networking radios.
“We applied real-life battlefield lessons to create a multi-channel radio that will transform military tactical communications," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “This new radio will provide warfighters with the same performance and innovation they have come to expect from Harris’ field-proven Falcon III family of radios. This is truly the DoD’s radio of tomorrow, delivered today."
The Falcon III Multi-channel Manpack is one-third smaller than the program-of-record radio, hosts all required U.S. government wideband and narrowband waveforms and is expandable for future upgrades and capabilities. The radio supports multi-channel cross-banding to improve range, interoperability and performance. Each channel supports the full suite of waveforms without requiring expensive add-on appliqués. The Multi-channel Manpack requires only a single battery, minimizing size and weight for the dismounted soldier.
Harris developed the new radio to meet the requirements of the DoD’s Handheld, Manpack and Small Form Factor radio program. The company recently was awarded a $140 million contract to provide a 2-channel Falcon III radio solution for the Army’s Mid-Tier Networking Vehicle Radio program.
Additional information on the Harris Falcon family of radios is available at http://rf.harris.com/ausa/2013.
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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