MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, October 15, 2012 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $15 million in orders from a nation in Latin America for public safety and tactical radios and accessories. This Harris equipment will be integrated into the country's new wireless digital voice and data network for national security applications.
Harris will provide the customer with Falcon very-high frequency (VHF) and high-frequency (HF) tactical radios and portable land mobile radios and accessories. The radios will operate on the country's Harris OpenSky® mission-critical radio system to provide federal officials and armed forces with interoperable voice and data communications to help protect strategic installations.
"Harris is uniquely positioned to address converging defense and internal security missions," said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communication. "These new Harris tactical and land mobile radios will enhance the capabilities of this nation's forces to coordinate their efforts to provide safety and security to its citizens."
The Falcon III® RF-7800V is a next-generation VHF tactical radio that delivers advanced mission-critical management and data capabilities to deployed personnel. The Falcon® RF-5800H is an advanced HF manpack that provides beyond-line-of-sight terrestrial communications and offers advanced encryption, enhanced frequency hopping and an internal GPS receiver. Harris P5500 portable land mobile radios deliver sophisticated features in a lightweight, compact, resilient package for public safety and mission-critical users alike.
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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