Harris Corporation Awarded $50 Million Order from Nation in Middle East for Integrated Tactical Communication System

Highlights:

  • Delivers fixed and mobile communications system capabilities to nation's armed forces
  • Provides forces with tactical Internet wherever they are on the battlefield
  • Expands Harris’ international position in command and control communications solutions

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--()--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), has received an order valued at more than $50 million from a nation in the Middle East to deliver a secure, integrated tactical area communications solution using Falcon III® wideband tactical radios.

As part of this Integrated Tactical Area Communications System (ITACS) solution, the nation is acquiring Harris’ software-defined radios to provide mobile, net-centric capabilities to its armed forces. The solution supports the latest wideband and narrowband networking waveforms and enables country-wide voice and data capabilities for critical missions. This allows forward-deployed teams to stay in constant communications with commanders at operating bases and headquarters.

"The Harris ITACS enables this nation to make a rapid transition to modern, flexible and modular IP-based tactical area communications," said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. "The system dramatically improves situational awareness by creating a mobile tactical Internet that delivers voice, data and situational awareness across the country."

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 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contacts

RF Communications
Karen Craft, 585-242-3520
kcraft@harris.com
or
Corporate Headquarters
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131
jim.burke@harris.com

Contacts

RF Communications
Karen Craft, 585-242-3520
kcraft@harris.com
or
Corporate Headquarters
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131
jim.burke@harris.com