Friday, June 14, 2013

Harris Awarded $36 Million In Orders From U.S. Special Operations Command

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $36 million in orders from U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to accelerate its deployment of an advanced wideband tactical communications system.


Harris will provide Falcon III® wideband AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios that will give Special Operations Forces critical wireless broadband capabilities even in remote, harsh battlefield conditions.


“Harris radios will enable Special Operations Forces to stay connected as a team, even when operating far from each other or a tactical operations center," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business unit, Harris RF Communications. “Our Falcon radios wirelessly extend the reach of network services such as situational awareness, e-mail, imagery, video, biometrics and Voice Over Internet Protocol."


The defense contractor said in a statement that Falcon III wideband tactical radios provide unprecedented situational awareness on the battlefield by delivering critical real-time tactical information to warfighters on the move. Harris has shipped more than 40,000 wideband manpack and handheld tactical radios worldwide. These radios currently are used by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense and allied forces worldwide.