|[January 21, 2013]
Harris Corporation Receives $11 Million in Falcon Tactical Radio Orders to Help Counter Illicit International Drug Trafficking
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Harris Corporation (News - Alert) (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has received approximately $11 million
in delivery orders to provide international partners of U.S. Southern
Command and U.S. Northern Command with a range of Falcon tactical radio
systems. The radios will be deployed to these partners as part of a U.S.
government program for counter-narcotics and other illicit activity. The
orders were received in the first quarter of Harris' 2013 fiscal year.
Harris is providing Falcon
III® RF-7800S Secure Personal and RF-7800V
Combat Net radios as well as Falcon II® RF-5800H High
Frequency and RF-5800M Multiband radios. The radios will support
collaboration and communications interoperability between U.S. and
"Harris Falcon radios provide an international standard for
interoperable communications that will enhance coordination and
cooperation between U.S. forces and their partners,'' said Brendan
O'Connell, president, international business, Harris RF Communications.
"Our world-class solutions provide advanced situational awareness and
command and control that will help address the very real problem of
The orders are part of a four-year contract awarded by the U.S. Army
Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command. Under
the contract, certified Harris trainers and engineers will provide
operator and maintenance support throughout the regions.
The Falcon III® RF-7800S is a lightweight body-worn tactical
radio that provides full-duplex voice and data communications over two
kilometers and is optimized for maximum performance across highly
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 battle
management reports while delivering simultaneous networked voice and
data communications to multiple users.
II® RF-5800H-MP provides beyond line-of-sight voice and
data communications. The RF-5800H delivers 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.
is an advanced multiband, multi-mission handheld radio for voice and
data communications in the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range.
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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