MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, January 10, 2013 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $7 million in orders to supply the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) with additional Falcon multiband manpack radios and accessories.
The combat-proven Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G allows operators to communicate by Type-1 secure voice, video, and wideband data and support a growing number of network-enabled missions, including intelligence reporting and analysis, collaborative chat, e-mail, biometric enrollments and more.
"The AN/PRC-117G's software-defined and upgradeable platform enables Special Operations Forces to use high-speed data, voice and real-time video to address its Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "Widely deployed across all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense, the AN/PRC-117G meets emerging mission requirements by providing unprecedented situational awareness for dismounted and vehicular warfighters."
The Falcon III AN/PRC-117G is the worldâ€™s most widely fielded next-generation radio, combining line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband communications capabilities in a single lightweight package. The radio provides enhanced situational awareness of the battlefield by connecting warfighters to the tactical Internet.
Harris has shipped more than 25,000 AN/PRC-117G radios to all branches of the U.S. military as well as over a dozen allies including Canada, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia, Poland and several other countries. The radio is combat proven and exhaustively tested in field exercises, laboratory environments and has been employed as a secure wideband tactical networking radio in Operation Enduring Freedom since 2009.
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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