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Harris RF - $16m Contract For Falcon Radios

Harris Corporation : 01 February, 2007  (Company News)
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a contract for nearly $16 million by the U.S.Navy for radios from the Falcon(R) II and Falcon(R) III family of advanced radio products in support of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command forces operating in Southwest Asia.
The Harris Radio communications suite will be installed in the Joint Explosive ordnance Disposal Rapid Response Vehicles (JERRV) that provide Navy EOD and Construction Battalion units with improved protection against improvised explosive devices. As a component of the U.S. Department of Defense's Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle program,the JERRV will provide additional protection to U.S. Navy Seabee and other naval expeditionary forces deployed around the world.

'We are honored to have been selected to provide the Radio communications suite for this new class of military vehicle,' said Dana Mehnert, president, Harris Corporation, RF Communications Division.

'Designing the JERRV's communications system architecture around Falcon III, SCA-compliant radios will enable U.S. Navy, Army, and Marine Corps forces to have a full range of secure communications capabilities with unparalleled interoperability and connectivity in their joint tacticalcommunications environment.'

Harris will provide fully integrated, standard communications systems featuring the Falcon III AN/VRC-110, the 50-watt vehicular adapter for the Falcon III multiband handheld radio. Additionally, each system will include the AN/VRC-103 50-watt, multiband vehicular system and the AN/VRC-104 150-watt high frequency vehicular system, providing secure, robust line-of-sight and beyond-line-of-sight communications capabilities. This order follows multiple orders by the U.S. Navy for Falcon III multiband handheld radios that are being used to address a wide range of critical mission requirements.
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