* Delivering Falcon® tactical radios to the front lines of the fight against illegal narcotics.
* Radios provide interoperable voice and wideband data communications.
* Orders expand Harris deployment of wideband tactical radios and systems.
MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, Dec. 27, 2013 – (CRWE Press Release) – Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $28 million in orders to supply Falcon tactical radios to a nation in Latin America. The radios will be used to provide a mission-critical tactical communications system to counter drug smuggling and other international cross-border criminal activities.
The nation is acquiring Falcon III® RF-7800S Secure Personal Radios and RF-7800V Combat Net Radios, along with Falcon II® RF-5800H High Frequency Radios for improved communications interoperability between U.S. and partner forces.
“Harris radios provide users with enhanced command and control and situational awareness for real-time decision-making and set the standard for reliability and interoperability,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “These capabilities are crucial for a well-coordinated response to illicit drug trafficking and other challenges addressed by the nation’s security forces.”
Falcon III is the world’s most widely fielded family of next-generation tactical radios, providing enhanced situational awareness of the battlefield through integrated line-of-sight, beyond-line-of-sight and wideband communications capabilities. Harris has shipped more than 45,000 of the radios to the U.S. Department of Defense as well as allied forces in more than 15 nations. For more technical information on the RF-7800S, RF-7800V and RF-5800H, visit
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 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 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 harris.com.
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