MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $36 million in orders from a NATO member for Falcon III® handheld tactical radios and accessories. The radios will provide the country’s armed forces with high-performance handheld tactical communications for both line-of-sight and beyond line-of-sight satellite applications. The orders include a $14 million order received in the first quarter and a $22 million order received in the second quarter of fiscal 2013.
Harris will provide the country with Falcon III® AN/PRC-152(C) tactical radios, related accessories and support services. This solution, upgradeable to emerging requirements, will allow soldiers to maintain communications in rapidly changing tactical environments.
“The Harris AN/PRC-152 is the world’s leading solution in secure, handheld military communications, with more than 160,000 radios deployed,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. “This radio will enable personnel to maintain voice and data connectivity throughout their missions, even when operating in remote areas with limited line-of-sight.’’
The AN/PRC-152(C) is the most widely fielded NSA Type-1 and Software Communications Architecture certified handheld radio. The radio has been widely deployed by NATO as well as other members of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. The radio provides capabilities such as SINCGARS interoperability, ultra high-frequency ground-to-ground line-of-sight communications, close-air support and programmable encryption.
Harris’ Falcon III AN/PRC-152 line of radios includes both the AN/PRC-152(C) and the new AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld system.
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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