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Harris to supply RF-7800I systems to Middle Eastern country

8 November 2012

Harris has been awarded a contract for delivery of its RF-7800I vehicular intercom systems to the military of an undisclosed Middle Eastern country.

Under the terms of $8.7m contract, Harris will supply unspecified units of RF-7800I systems to the military for installation onboard its main battle tanks (MBT) and other armoured vehicles.

Harris RF Communications international business president Brendan O'Connell said the system has been developed as a complete solution for integration and interoperability with evolving tactical wideband networks.

"The system is interoperable with the full family of Harris Falcon tactical radios, as well as other military, government and commercial communication devices."

"The system is interoperable with the full family of Harris Falcon tactical radios, as well as other military, government and commercial communication devices," O'Connell added.

The RF-7800I systems have been designed to provide crew with an ability to communicate with each other within the vehicle, simultaneously generating a network backbone capable of efficiently integrating with other vehicular and handheld tactical radio systems.

Manufactured by Harris under license from WB Electronics, the RF-7800I is a rugged vehicular intercom system for providing in-vehicle voice and data communication, tactical network connectivity, as well as battle management system interoperability to users even in the noisiest environments.

Systems are equipped with easy-to-install and lightweight components with minimal power requirements for operation, and can be easily configured according to user specific requirements with a simple and intuitive configuration tool due to its modular architecture.

Developed to MIL-STD-810F specifications, the system also enables the vehicle crew to communicate with dismounted soldiers, other vehicles or command centres through high-frequency (HF), very high-frequency (VHF), ultra-high-frequency (UHF), SPR and broadband global area network (BGAN) satellite communications technology.