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Harris Receives contract for Falcon III Multiband Radios

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Harris Receives contract for Falcon III Multiband Radios

Posted on 06 November 2012 by admin

Harris Corporation has received a $10.8 million order from the U.S. Air Force for additional Falcon III® multiband manpack tactical radios to provide enhanced capabilities for tactical communications. The order was received in the first quarter of Harris’ 2013 fiscal year.

 

 

“The Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G will provide Joint Terminal Attack Controllers and other Air Force personnel with enhanced real-time voice and data communications,” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “This will lead to greater situational awareness, which is critical for forward-deployed combat controllers. Our radio is combat proven and widely fielded in support of the DOD’s emerging tactical network.”

 

 

The JTRS-Certified Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the world’s most widely fielded tactical wideband networking radio, delivering enhanced situational awareness by connecting warfighters to the Global Information Grid. The wideband architecture in the AN/PRC-117G supports network-enabled missions such as close-air support, precision fires and MEDEVAC through applications such as video and collaborative chat.

 

 

Harris has shipped more than 22,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to all branches of the U.S. military as well as over a dozen allies including Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia, Poland and several other countries in NATO. The radio is combat-proven and exhaustively tested in field exercises, laboratory environments and has been employed as a secure wideband tactical networking radio in Operation Enduring Freedom since 2009.

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Harris Corporation Receives Vehicular Intercom Systems contract from Middle East

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Harris Corporation Receives Vehicular Intercom Systems contract from Middle East

Posted on 05 November 2012 by admin

Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received an $8.7 million order for vehicular intercom systems from a nation in the Middle East.

 

 

The country’s armed forces will install the Harris RF-7800I in Main Battle Tanks and other armored vehicles. The system will allow crew members to talk with each other within vehicles, while also creating a network backbone that integrates vehicular and handheld tactical radio systems.

 

 

“The RF-7800I Vehicular Intercom System is a complete solution designed to integrate and interoperate with emerging tactical wideband networks,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. “The system is interoperable with the full family of Harris Falcon tactical radios as well as other military, government and commercial communication devices.”

 

 

The RF-7800I is a comprehensive solution for in-vehicle voice and data communication, tactical network connectivity, and battle management system interoperability. It emphasizes modularity, allowing customers to configure vehicular intercom systems according to their mission requirements. System components are easy to install, lightweight and require minimal power to operate. The system provides clear voice communications in the noisiest of environments.

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