Harris has introduced an upgraded version of its Falcon III RF-7800W high-capacity line-of-sight (HCLOS) radio at the ongoing Eurosatory 2012 Land and Airland Defence and Security international exhibition in Paris.
The new RF-7800-OU500 will aid transmission of command and control, as well as situational awareness information between headquarters and the battlefield, ensuring availability of mission-critical applications, such as real-time video, biometrics, IP telephony and teleconferencing to the soldiers.
Harris RF Communications International Business president Brendan O’Connell said that the Falcon III RF-7800W radio would provide commanders and front-line personnel with a robust common operational picture, based on improved intelligence and communications connectivity.
"This radio, acting as the IP backbone, expands networking services on the battlefield that broaden the use of applications such as video and situational awareness through tactical edge devices," he said.
Featuring advanced technologies, such as dual-band capability and increased data output, the radio establishes wide-area battlefield networks that connect brigade and battalion headquarters to forward-deployed units at company level and below.
Operating over the 4.4-5.875GHz frequency range, the new RF-7800W features multiple input/output antenna technology to set up and maintain robust data links, as well as dramatically extending ranges for wireless IP connectivity.
The RF-7800W system is already in service with the US Armed Forces and more than 20 countries worldwide; it has recently participated in the US Army Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 12.2 exercises.