Har­ris Cor­po­ra­tion re­ceives or­der from Aus­tralia for Fal­con tac­ti­cal ra­dios

SP's MAI - - MILITARY -

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.

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