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Harris to supply Falcon tactical radios for an Asian customer

6 December 2012

Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon line of radio systems to address tactical communication requirements of an undisclosed central Asian country.

Under the terms of the $7m deal, Harris will supply Falcon III RF-7800S secure person radio (SPR), RF-7800M multiband networking radio, Falcon II RF-5800M handheld, and RF-5800H manpack radios to the Asian customer.

The radios are expected to meet the battalion requirements for high-frequency, wideband and multiband networking and will also provide interoperable communications to support the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops in Afghanistan.

Harris RF Communications international business president Brendan O'Connell said that the latest Falcon III radios order by the country, which had already acquired Harris equipment, reflected reliability and effectiveness of Falcon tactical radios.

"This order highlights the global strength of the Harris Falcon portfolio and our significant investments in tactical radio systems."

"This order highlights the global strength of the Harris Falcon portfolio and our significant investments in tactical radio systems," O'Connell said.

Weighing less than 600g, the Falcon III RF-7800S is a lightweight, secure soldier radio platform designed to provide full-duplex voice, multiple talk-group capabilities, data and situational awareness communication to dismounted soldiers in frequency ranges from 350MHz to 450MHz.

The RF-7800M multiband networking radio helps commanders make more informed decisions and deploy forces quickly by enabling transmission of secure voice and high-speed networked data services between squad level forces and up-echelon command management platforms range from 30MHz to 2GHz.

RF-5800H is an advanced, high-frequency (HF) radio designed to provide troops with reliable and secure beyond-line-of-site (BLOS) terrestrial communications even in harshest environmental conditions, such as mountains or urban terrain.

The handheld RF-5800M-HH radio provides secure, reliable communications in frequency ranges from 30MHz to 512MHz for missions such as standard squad operations and specialised forward air control for special forces.