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Harris announces new Middle East nation order
Harris Corporation will supply its Falcon III radios and associated systems to an unnamed nation in the Middle East under a new $23 million order. The radios are being procured as part of a wider tactical communications modernisation programme.
The contract will see Harris supply the Falcon III radios, accessories, software, service and support, as part of a system that will provide battlefield forces with greater command and control and situational awareness by transmitting tactical voice, video and data.
The system integrates a full suite of software-defined radios from the Harris Falcon III RF-7800 family. This includes the lightweight RF-7800S, a soldier personal radio for full-duplex voice and data communications over 2km; the RF-7800M for wideband mobile ad-hoc networking; and the RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Internet Protocol radio for high-speed backhaul data communications. The order also includes networking components, accessories and spares.
Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications, said: ‘Harris is helping customers transition legacy tactical communications to modern networked wideband systems. These systems provide security forces with critical real-time tactical information in all forms — voice, video, imagery, position location, mapping and more.’
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