Monday, July 1, 2013

Poland Orders Military Radios Worth $61 Million From Harris

MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $61 million in orders to enable the Poland Ministry of National Defense to better communicate with coalition partners.


Poland is acquiring Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G manpack and AN/PRC-152A handheld radios for the next phase of its tactical radio modernization. The Harris radios will provide Poland’s armed forces with secure wideband combat net radio, tactical satellite and ground-to-air communications.


Both radios are equipped with the Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2), which enables military forces to leverage advanced battle management applications such as collaborative chat, streaming video and intelligence collection.


“Our Falcon III® radios will enable Polish military personnel to communicate seamlessly with U.S. and NATO forces during joint warfighting missions,"’ said Brendan O’Connell, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. “Our radios unite the forces by making it easier to exchange voice, data and situational awareness, even while on the move."


Harris has deployed more than 40,000 AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A radios worldwide. They are in use by all branches of the U.S. Department of Defense and more than 15 allied nations.


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.