Harris communications selected for Brazilian SISFRON programme
Harris has been selected by Savis to supply an end-to-end tactical communications system for the Brazilian armed forces border security programme, SISFRON. The solution will be based on Harris wideband radios with tactical voice, situational awareness and surveillance capabilities.
Savis is part of the Tepro consortium which is carrying out Phase 1 of the SISFRON programme on behalf of the Brazilian Army under a $404 million contract awarded in November 2012. The SISFRON programme will see an Integrated Border Monitoring System developed along the Western borders of Brazil, with Phase 1 focusing on providing surveillance and protection across approximately 650 kilometers of Brazilian border territory.
Harris will supply tactical communications subsystems, accessories, software, services and support for this phase. These radios deliver live video, tactical chat, and situational awareness to the lowest echelons.
Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications, said: ‘Harris solutions will enable secure real-time voice, situational awareness and video communications across all echelons and provide border security forces with unprecedented command and control capability. This important programme significantly expands our presence with the Brazilian Army in support of their communications modernization requirements.’
In April, Elbit Systems’ Brazilian subsidiary, AEL International, was selected to supply electro-optic (EO) observation systems to Savis as part of the first phase of the programme.
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