MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has introduced new capabilities in electronic counter-countermeasures (ECCM) that will dramatically enhance the information security and reliability of tactical communications for international armed forces.
Harris has developed two new high-performing waveforms – Quicklook 3 and Quicklook-Wide -- that deliver significant advances in ECCM techniques. The first provides enhanced agility through ultra-fast frequency hopping rates, while the second delivers improved throughput of 64 Kbps of IP data while frequency hopping. The waveforms will be available on the Harris Falcon III® RF-7800V VHF series, the world’s most technologically advanced family of combat net radios.
“Harris is focused on addressing both the current and emerging challenges of tactical communications around the world,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “We collaborated with our customers to develop these new ECCM capabilities that deliver enhanced information assurance to the battlefield. These new solutions expand our portfolio to include data and hop rates never before seen in tactical handheld radios.”
The new Harris waveforms, known as Quicklook 3 and Quicklook-Wide, are part of an expanded line of ECCM for protecting tactical communications from jammers or unfavorable atmospheric conditions.
Quicklook 3 offers a 10-fold increase in frequency hopping rates over traditional frequency hopping options and will be available in the Falcon III RF-7800V Combat Net Radio. This makes the RF-7800V the only tactical handheld combat net radio with ultra high-speed frequency hopping.
Quicklook-Wide provides a five-fold increase in data throughput for frequency hopping. Development of this waveform is part of Harris’ continued innovation in developing wideband tactical communications that allow for real-time transmission of voice and data on the battlefield.
The 10-watt RF-7800V delivers the range, data and power performance of a manpack in a portable handheld radio weighing just 1.1 kilograms. The radio family covers the 30 MHz to 108 MHz frequency range and supports data rates up to 192 Kbps, allowing for simultaneous voice and high-speed data to multiple users in the battlefield. The new ECCM waveforms expand the capabilities of the RF-7800V to make it the most technologically advanced VHF radio in the market today. Additional features include Free Channel Search, dual-net push-to-talk and long range MELP.
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.