Harris Corporation bags orders for Falcon III radios
Harris Corporation (HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $82 million in orders from an international customer for radio communication systems that enable enhanced command and control and real-time situational awareness.
The nation’s armed forces are acquiring Falcon III RF-7800H wideband high-frequency (HF) and RF-7800V very-high-frequency (VHF) radios in handheld, man-portable, vehicular and tactical base station configurations. These systems provide wideband tactical networking to the edge of the battlefield, as well as interoperable line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight voice and data communications. The systems allow forces to communicate securely and more immediately with their command structure, enabling more informed decisions.
“Our secure tactical communication products and system solu- tions enable armed forces to deploy quickly and manage missions in real time,” said Brendan O’Connell, President, International business, Harris RF Communications. “The Harris solution allows headquarters staff to monitor and coordinate forward operating units, dismounted troops, vehicles and airborne assets. These systems have applications in a wide variety of scenarios, including corps-sized manoeuvres, border control and disaster relief.”
The Falcon III RF-7800H is transforming HF tactical communications. The radio is the first to enable users to send images and other battle management data over high-frequency beyond-line-of-sight environments faster than they could through satellite communications. The RF-7800H is 20 per cent smaller and up to 10 times faster than legacy HF radios and is fully compatible with widely deployed Harris Falcon II HF radios and accessories.
The RF-7800V family delivers performance and flexibility unmatched by any other VHF combat net radio platform. Highly portable and easy-to-use, the RF-7800V allows forces to operate effortlessly across the network-centric battlefield.