|[November 12, 2012]
Harris Corporation Receives $12 Million in Orders from Nations in Africa for Falcon Tactical Radios
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Harris Corporation (News - Alert) (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has received orders totaling about $12
million to supply Falcon® tactical radio systems and field
support to two countries in Africa. The radios will be used to provide
line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight tactical voice and data
communications to armed forces personnel. The order was received in the
first quarter of Harris' 2013 fiscal year.
Harris is providing these nations with Falcon
III® RF-7800V VHF and Falcon
II® RF-5800H HF tactical radio systems, along with
training, installation and field support services. The orders include
base stations, vehicular systems and manpack and handheld radios.
"The Falcon radios will provide security forces in these countries with
combat proven, high-performance tactical voice and data
communications,'' said Brendan
O'Connell, presdent, international business, Harris RF
Communications. "These capabilities are vital on a range of missions.
This order further solidifies the Falcon family as the international
standard for tactical communications.''
The RF-7800V family covers the 30 MHz to 108 MHz frequency range and
supports data rates up to 192 Kbps, making it the fastest combat net
radio available today. The RF-7800V also provides time-critical BMS
reports, while delivering simultaneous networked voice and data
communications to multiple users.
The Falcon II® RF-5800H-MP provides beyond line-of-sight terrestrial
voice and data communications. The RF-5800H provides continuous coverage
in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency band, enabling the warfighter to stay
connected even in the harshest conditions, when line-of-sight
communications are not an option. It offers advanced features such as
Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment, integrated data link
protocols and embedded GPS receivers.
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
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 $5.5 billion 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. 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. Statements about the
expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve
risks and uncertainties. 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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