MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an $11 million order from a nation in Latin America for Falcon III® Very High Frequency (VHF) Combat Net Radios. The order was received by Harris in the second quarter of fiscal 2013. The radios will enable the nation’s Army soldiers to communicate via voice, video and data as they conduct their missions.
Combat net radios are a primary tool for military communications around the world. The RF-7800V delivers range, data speeds and throughput unmatched by any VHF combat net radio on the market. The RF-7800V handheld supports simultaneous networked voice and data communications to multiple users with data rates up to 192 Kbps, allowing for time-critical GPS reports. The radio offers new Harris technology that makes it easier to talk in high-noise or jammed communication environments.
"This order will accelerate tactical radio modernization for this nation’s Army by providing soldiers with highly portable voice and high-speed VHF data capabilities,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “The RF-7800V delivers continuous coverage in the 30 to 108 MHz frequency band, offering unique performance and flexibility for a combat net radio.’’
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 $5.5 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.
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