Harris Corporation Receives $5 Million Order from Latin American Country’s for Falcon Tactical Radios
Harris Corporation has received a $5 million order to provide a Latin American country’s armed forces with high-performance tactical communications for drug interdiction, anti-terrorism and illegal immigration missions.
Latin American nations are acquiring the Harris Falcon III® RF-7800V VHF combat net radios along with the Falcon II® RF-5800M multiband handheld and RF-5800H high-frequency manpack radios. These radios will be integrated into a system that delivers video from the battlefield to command personnel in real time.
“Harris’ Falcon family of radios will provide the system with combat-proven voice and data communications,’’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “This in turn will lead to enhanced real-time situational awareness and command and control and, ultimately, greater success on the battlefield.’’
The RF-7800V family covers the 30 MHz to 108 MHz frequency range and supports data rates up to 192 Kbps, making it the fastest combat net radio available today. The RF-7800V also provides time-critical BMS reports, while delivering simultaneous networked voice and data communications to multiple users. The RF-5800M-HH is an advanced multiband, multi-mission handheld radio that provides voice and data in the 30 MHz to 512 MHz frequency range. Rounding out the architecture, the RF-5800H High-Frequency manpack radio delivers secure, reliable beyond-line-of-site terrestrial communications. The RF-5800H-MP provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency band, enabling the warfighters to stay connected when line-of-sight communications are not an option.
Harris’ 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.