ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received $27 million in orders from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) for Falcon III® manpack and handheld tactical radios.
USSOCOM is acquiring additional Falcon III wideband AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios as it continues to deploy its NSA-accredited wideband tactical communications network. The radios enable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to extend secure wideband networking to the tactical edge, in addition to critical terrestrial and ground-to-air communications.
“The Harris Falcon III radios enable the SOF to stay connected wherever the tactical edge happens to be,” said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “Our products support SOF-unique capabilities and include a full suite of DOD waveforms to provide interoperability across all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.”
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 13,000 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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