[SatNews] The middle eastern nation is acquiring the software-defined radios to provide mobile, net-centric capabilities to its armed forces.
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), has received an order valued at more than $50 million from a nation in the Middle East to deliver a secure, integrated tactical area communications solution using wideband tactical radios.
As part of this Integrated Tactical Area Communications System (ITACS) solution, the nation is acquiring Harris’ software-defined radios to provide mobile, net-centric capabilities to its armed forces. The solution supports the latest wideband and narrowband networking waveforms and enables country-wide voice and data capabilities for critical missions. This allows forward-deployed teams to stay in constant communications with commanders at operating bases and headquarters.
"The Harris ITACS enables this nation to make a rapid transition to modern, flexible and modular IP-based tactical area communications," said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. "The system dramatically improves situational awareness by creating a mobile tactical Internet that delivers voice, data and situational awareness across the country."
Harris RF Communications is a 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.