ROCHESTER, NY, April 7, 2008 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $96.7 million contract to continue upgrading U.S. Marine Corps tactical radio communications with multiband, multimission JTRS-approved Falcon III® handheld and vehicular radio systems. The Marine Corps is acquiring the radios through the previously announced $2.7 billion Consolidated Interim Single Channel Handheld Radio (CISCHR) Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract awarded to Harris by the Joint Program Executive Office for the Joint Tactical Radio System.
Under this contract, Harris will provide the Marines with its multiband, multimission Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C), the most widely deployed JTRS-approved handheld radio, with more than 35,000 fielded worldwide. In addition to SINCGARS capability, the AN/PRC-152(C) offers ultra-high frequency (UHF) ground-to-ground line-of-sight communications, close-air support, tactical satellite communications and programmable encryption. The Marines also are acquiring Falcon III AN/VRC-110 high-performance multiband vehicular radio systems.
"The U.S. Marine Corps has recognized the clear benefits of investing in Falcon III JTRS-approved, multiband software-defined radios," said George Helm, vice president and general manager, U.S. Government Products, Harris RF Communications. "These radios offer a future-proof design by utilizing the JTRS Software Communications Architecture (SCA). They provide extended frequency range, significant reductions in weight and size, waveform upgradeability, programmable encryption and easy vehicle dismount. Our radios address the full range of mission requirements and are being widely deployed across the entire Marine Corps."
This is the second major contract from the U.S. Marines under its Tactical Handheld Radio (THHR) procurement program.
Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems, and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of almost $5 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 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 www.harris.com.
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