[SatNews] The nation will provide special forces and Army soldiers with wideband networking capabilities, as well line-of-sight, ground-to-air and tactical satellite voice and data communications.
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) received $21 million in orders from a NATO country for Falcon® multiband tactical radios. The orders were received during the second quarter of fiscal 2014. Harris is an international communications and information technology company, a 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.
The nation is acquiring Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios that will provide special forces and Army soldiers with wideband networking capabilities, as well line-of-sight, ground-to-air and tactical satellite voice and data communications.
“Harris radios provide leading-edge capabilities in wireless tactical communications for unprecedented situational awareness on the battlefield,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “Falcon III enables high-bandwidth applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, connectivity to secure networks and interoperable combat net radio.’’
Falcon III is the world's most widely fielded family of next-generation tactical radios. Harris has shipped more than 45,000 of these radios to the U.S. Department of Defense as well as allied forces in more than 15 nations.
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. 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 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees including 6,000 engineers and scientists.