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Harris Corporation receives Falcon order

30th November 2011 - 16:47 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Harris Corporation has received an order to provide Falcon II radios that will deliver high-performance tactical communications to an international customer’s armed forces. According to the company, the orders include Falcon II RF-5800H high-frequency (HF) and RF-5800V very high-frequency (VHF) radios.

According to Harris, the RF-5800H is part of the most fully integrated HF radio family in the world. The radio delivers beyond line-of-sight terrestrial communications in the most demanding environments and provides advanced features such as Third Generation-Automatic Link Establishment (3G-ALE), integrated data link protocols and embedded GPS receivers.

The RF-5800V VHF handheld is a lightweight digital combat net radio for squad-level communications. The radio provides frequency-hopping using Quicklook 1A, secure digital voice, advanced repeater capabilities and Citadel II encryption.

The company said the order, worth a total of $5.6 million, is a multi-year contract supporting the customer’s tactical radio modernisation programme.

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