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Harris to expand ITACS for Asian customer

14th May 2014 - 13:41 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Harris Corporation will supply the next phase of an integrated tactical communications system to an unnamed Asian customer, under a new contract announced on 14 May. The $78 million order will see Harris provide equipment to enhance the customer’s command and control capabilities.

The work will see Harris expand the customer nation’s existing Integrated Tactical Area Communications System (ITACS), which delivers a fully integrated tactical Internet to the mission area. 

The system provides a range of advanced tactical communication services, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), teleconferencing, messaging and email, as well as battlefield management and common operational picture applications. It includes a private tactical cellular service provided by Harris Fusion 4G LTE (long-term evolution) base stations and ruggedised subscriber terminals. The Fusion system enables users to make mobile calls and access data services securely.

ITACS also includes the RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio, a quick-deploy solution for long-range data communications, and the RF-7800M Multiband Networking Radio, which provides soldier- and vehicle-based mobile ad hoc wideband networking.

Brendan O’Connell, president, International business, Harris RF Communications, said: ‘The Harris ITACS enables this nation to make a rapid transition to modern, flexible and modular IP-based tactical communications. This system dramatically improves situational awareness by creating a mobile tactical Internet that delivers voice, data and video across the battlefield.’

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