Harris Corporation Receives $88 Million Order from Nation in Middle East for Wideband Tactical Communications System

Highlights:

  • Delivers radios, accessories, support in next phase of tactical radio modernization program
  • Provides forces with simultaneous secure voice and high-bandwidth data
  • Demonstrates continued leadership in tactical communications systems

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--()--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received an $88 million order to provide a country in the Middle East with Falcon III® wideband tactical radios and accessories as part of an overall modernization effort.

The system leverages the latest software-defined radios from the Harris Falcon III® RF-7800 family. This includes the RF-7800H, the first wideband HF tactical radio, delivering expanded data capabilities for long-range, beyond-line-of-sight environments; the RF-7850M, for wideband mobile ad-hoc networking; and the RF-7800S, a lightweight soldier personal radio for full-duplex voice and data communications over 2 kilometers. The order also includes vehicular and base station systems, accessories, spares, and training services.

“Harris’ strong presence in the region, combined with our continued investment in a leading-edge Falcon portfolio of tactical communications products and systems, enables us to transition our customers from legacy, voice-dominated communications to modern networked wideband system solutions,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, International business, Harris RF Communications. “These advanced communications systems will support the customer’s current and future operational requirements for simultaneous secure voice and high-bandwidth data across a wide range of missions.”

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 order 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

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

Contacts

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