ROCHESTER, NY, October 15, 2008 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a series of new orders totaling $6 million from the U.S. Department of Defense for its RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight radio, a new product that expands the company's leadership in tactical communications.
Harris will deliver RF-7800W radios to the U.S. Army for use in a range of missions, including in support of Multi-National Division North Iraq. Separately, the U.S. Marine Corps is buying an additional quantity of RF-7800W radios as part of the Wireless Point-to-Point (WPPL) System. These orders represent growing acceptance of the RF-7800W radio, which provides a wireless battlefield backbone capable of transmitting high-speed encrypted Internet Protocol (IP) traffic in high-capacity, line-of-sight applications. The product was successfully deployed and is used by the U.S. Army's 2-25th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the U.S. Marine Corps, and several international customers. In addition to military applications, the RF-7800W radio is also being deployed to support homeland security missions in various parts of the United States.
"The RF-7800W is proving itself as a more robust and reliable solution for high-speed battlefield broadband connectivity than traditional microwave systems," said Steve Marschilok, vice president and general manager, U.S. Department of Defense Business, Harris RF Communications. "The radio system is helping commanders in the field stay connected with high-bandwidth software applications, which help them better understand the operational picture and make more informed decisions. The radio is an important part of our plans to expand addressable markets by anticipating the needs of new customers and introducing superior products faster than the competition."
The RF-7800W enables critical applications such as real-time video transmission, situational awareness traffic, and military voice and data exchange. Designed for network-centric operations, the radios securely transfer encrypted IP traffic over distances greater than 50 kilometers in fixed point-to-point and 20 kilometers in point-to-multipoint configurations, under clear line-of-sight conditions. The RF-7800W provides voice and data transmissions with very low latency and supports power-over-Ethernet for limited cabling and easy deployment.
Harris RF Communications Division is the 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 $5.3 billion and 16,500 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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