Harris to supply Falcon radios to Latin American customer

24 July 2012 (Last Updated July 24th, 2012 03:45)

Harris has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Falcon II and Falcon III line of tactical communications systems to the armed forces of an undisclosed Latin American country.

Harris has been awarded a contract for the supply of its Falcon II and Falcon III line of tactical communications systems to the armed forces of an undisclosed Latin American country.

Under the terms of the $5m deal, the company will supply Falcon III RF-7800V VHF combat net radios and the Falcon II RF-5800M multiband handheld and RF-5800H high-frequency manpack radios.

The radios will be integrated into a system capable of transmitting real time video from the battlefield to command personnel in support of drug interdiction, anti-terrorism and illegal immigration missions.

Harris RF Communications international business president Brendan O' Connell said the Falcon range of radios would provide the system with combat-proven voice and data communications capabilities.

"This will lead to enhanced real-time situational awareness and command and control and, ultimately, greater success on the battlefield," O' Connell said.

"This will lead to enhanced real-time situational awareness and command and control and, ultimately, greater success on the battlefield."

The Falcon III RF-7800V VHF is a handheld or manpack portable radio, designed to provide coverage in the 30MHz to 108MHz frequency range, and support data rates of up to 192kbps in the battlefield.

Time-sensitive BMS reports are also offered by the radio, simultaneously delivering networked voice and data communications to multiple users.

The RF-5800M-HH is an advanced multiband, handheld radio engineered to deliver voice and data in the 30MHz to 512MHz frequency range, in support of missions ranging from standard squad operations to specialised forward air control and special forces.

Featuring an automatic link establishment (ALE) and high performance third generation ALE (3G), the RF-5800H-MP is a multiband, multimission handheld radio capable of providing soldiers with a continuous coverage in the 1.6MHz to 60MHz frequency range even in the harshest conditions.

The radio delivers secure, reliable beyond-line-of-site terrestrial communications, helping soldiers to stay connected when line-of-sight communications are not an option.