Harris Corporation receives order from Australia for Falcon tactical radios
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received a $100-million follow-on order to provide multiband handheld and high-frequency manpack tactical radios to the Australian Department of Defence.
Harris will deliver the radios in the latest phase of the joint project 2072 modernisation programme. The Australian military forces are fielding and deploying additional Falcon III AN/ PRC-152 handheld radios and vehicular adapters as well as Falcon II AN/PRC150(C) high-frequency manpack radios.
“This order extends the longstanding relationship between Harris and the Commonwealth of Australia and demonstrates their continued trust in our tactical communications solutions,” said Brendan O’Connell, President, International Business, Harris RF Communications.
The Falcon III AN/PRC-152 is the first joint tactical radio system ( JTRS ) software communications architecture-certified multiband, multimode handheld radio. The radio provides line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications capabilities.
The Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) highfrequency manpack is the only military Type-1 HF radio available today, setting the standard for secure, reliable, longrange beyond-line-of-sight communications on the battlefield.
Harris is providing long-term support for the Australian military forces through its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Newstead, Brisbane and the Harris Communications Logistics Centre in Pinkeba, Queensland. The logistics centre provides service.