News | April 8, 2013

Harris Corporation Receives $29M Order From Nation In Asia For Falcon III Tactical Radios

  • New high-frequency manpack radios offer superior data communications capabilities.
  • Radios can transmit large data files, such as images.
  • Agreement highlights Harris’ continued leadership in wideband tactical data communications.

Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $29M order to provide a nation in Asia with Falcon III wideband tactical radios. The radios will provide the country’s armed forces with critical country-wide data communications and improved mission capabilities as part of an overall modernization effort.

The nation is acquiring the company’s new RF-7800H high-frequency wideband manpack and RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight radios. The new RF-7800H is the world’s first HF radio with high-speed wideband data capabilities. These advanced capabilities allow users to efficiently transmit large data files such as video images over very long range beyond-line-of-sight links. The radio is 20 percent smaller and lighter and offers data rates that are 10 times greater than other HF radios.

“Our RF-7800H and RF-7800W radios will enable these armed forces to operate with more detailed situational awareness than previous generations of radios,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications.

For more information, visit http://rf.harris.com/capabilities/tactical-radios-networking/default.asp

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 $5.5B of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications products, systems and services. For more information, visit harris.com.

SOURCE: Harris Corporation