Harris Corporation Receives $10 Million Order to Provide International Customer with Secure Networked Tactical Communication System

Harris Corporation Receives $10 Million Order to Provide International Customer with Secure Networked Tactical Communication System

Harris Corporation Receives $10 Million Order to Provide International Customer with Secure Networked Tactical Communication System

PR Newswire

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights:

  • Harris integrated system will provide secure interoperable networked communications to both armed forces and law enforcement for safety and security missions
  • System will enable armed forces and law enforcement to communicate over the same network, leading to enhanced command and control and situational awareness.
  • Solution demonstrates strength of Harris' combined defense and public safety communication capabilities.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $10 million order to provide a unique secure tactical networked communication system to an international government in support of safety and security. The system integrates technology from the company's tactical radio and public safety and professional communications businesses.

The Harris solution includes an integrated assured communication Internet Protocol (IP)-based system that will enable military and law enforcement personnel to communicate over a multi-level network.  The system consists of the Harris VIDA® network, its P25IP mission-critical public safety radio system and tactical and law-enforcement radios.  Seamless communications interoperability between armed forces and law enforcement is delivered through NetworkFirst®, the Harris interoperability gateway solution.

Included in the order are radios from the Harris RF Harris Falcon III® and Falcon II® families, including the Falcon III® RF-7800S Secure Personal Radio, which provides communication in the 350 Mhz to 450 Mhz frequency range.  Other tactical radios acquired by the customer are the Falcon III® RF-7800V Combat Net Radio, which provides high-speed voice and data communication in the VHF band, and Falcon II® RF-5800H High Frequency Radio.  For public safety use, Harris is also providing P5400 portable and M7100 mobile radios.

"Harris leveraged its traditional defense communications and public safety and professional communications expertise to create this unique solution," said Andy Start, president, international business unit, Harris RF Communications.  "This system will promote interoperable communications both within and across individual jurisdictions, such as first responder agencies and federal forces, allowing for improved operational planning, command and control and mission success."

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 150 countries.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 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 www.harris.com.

SOURCE Harris Corporation



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