Harris Corporation (HRS) has received a $23 million order from the Middle East as part of its tactical communications modernization program.
Harris will provide the country with Falcon III radios, accessories, software, service and support as part of a transformational wideband tactical communications system. The system provides battlefield forces with greater command and control and situational awareness by transmitting tactical voice, video and data.
The system integrates a full suite of software-defined radios from the Harris Falcon III RF-7800 family. This includes the lightweight RF-7800S, a soldier personal radio for full-duplex voice and data communications over 2 kilometers; the RF-7800M for wideband mobile ad-hoc networking; and the RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Internet Protocol radio for high-speed backhaul data communications. The order also includes networking components, accessories and spares.
"Harris is helping customers transition legacy tactical communications to modern networked wideband systems,’’ said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “These systems provide security forces with critical real-time tactical information in all forms — voice, video, imagery, position location, mapping and more.’’