L3Harris Technologies has unveiled a handheld only radio ‘XL Extreme 400P’ for emergency responder communications in extreme environments.

The device is an expansion of its XL platform of Project 25 (P25) radios and is designed for use by the military workforce, hazmat units and firefighters.

It includes a new speaker microphone developed to meet two-way, portable radiofrequency (RF) device standards.

The rugged L3 Harris XL Extreme 400P emergency responder radio will be capable of delivering optimal performance for any user operating in severe environments.

L3Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications president Nino DiCosmo said: “The XL Extreme is designed to meet, and in many cases exceed, the latest industry-accepted fire protection standards as we continue our mission to address the most demanding needs of our customers.

“We leveraged the breadth of L3Harris’ expertise in developing this product, combining the most advanced RF technologies used in military tactical radios, with product materials that allow space vehicles to survive the heat of atmospheric re-entry.”

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The company claims that XL Extreme 400P can withstand flame exposure at more than 1,700°F (950°C). It features advanced noise cancellation capability to deliver clear audio transmission and reception.

It operates over multiple broadband networks and includes integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a global positioning system (GPS).

DiCosmo added: “From start to finish, L3Harris went ‘All In’ on the development of the XL Extreme radio to make sure that our customers have exactly what they need for their missions.

“We incorporated best-in-class features and functionality to make this device easy to use, and we backed it up with unprecedented testing to prove its durability and crystal-clear communications in the harshest environments.”