Harris Corp. Wins $235 Million Deal From Australia’s DOD To Deliver Falcon Radio Systems

  • 12:00 AM, February 1, 2012
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The Australian Department of Defense, in the next phase of its tactical radio modernization program,has awarded the Harris Corporation with US$235 million (AUD$223 million) order to deliver Falcon tactical radio systems. The radios will provide Australia’s armed forces with reliable and secure Type-1 tactical voice and data communications. Harris will supply the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with Falcon III AN/PRC-152 multiband, multi-mode handheld tactical radios for portable line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications. Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications, said, “Our solutions and proven expertise in tactical communications are making a difference for ADF forces by delivering voice, video and data across the battlefield. We’re also providing the ADF with world-class field support, highlighted by the recent opening of our regional headquarters in Brisbane.” The Falcon II AN/PRC-150 is part of the most-widely deployed family of HF radios and the only one to offer NSA-certified Type-1 information security. The radio covers the 1.6 MHz to 60 MHz frequency range and comes with a removable keypad/display unit.
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