MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, June 4, 2012 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an initial order to provide the U.S. Army with Harris Side Falcon (SRW-SF) Soldier Radio Waveform appliqué systems. The order, via the GSA, FAS Assisted Acquisition Services, is in support of the Army's Network Integration Evaluations (NIE) at White Sands Missile Range.
The Harris Side Falcon integrates the Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A handheld radio with a small-form factor wideband power amplifier for increased range and reliability. Side Falcon systems will be installed in vehicles to address Army requirements for a vehicular single-channel radio that operates the JTRS Soldier Radio Waveform. The appliqués will be deployed to move voice and data seamlessly between dismounted soldiers, their command centers and higher headquarters.
The Harris Side Falcon supports SRW as well as the Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2). In addition, Side Falcon also operates SINCGARS, VHF/UHF Line-of-Sight, HaveQuick, IW for tactical satellite communications and other combat net radio waveforms, making it fully interoperable with existing DoD radios — providing the Army with maximum flexibility in combat.
The Army has indicated it intends to acquire as many as 5,000 SRW Appliqué systems through a series of competitive procurements over the next several years.
"Harris developed the Side Falcon in a short time frame in direct response to Army needs. It is an illustration of the power of a competitive development and acquisition model in tactical radios, and how Harris listens to and responds to its customer," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense Business Unit, Harris RF Communications. "Our SRW appliqué system leverages combat-proven Harris wideband networking capabilities to provide increased connectivity, allowing personnel across the Brigade Combat Team to benefit from improved situational awareness and other mission-critical tactical information."
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 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 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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