Harris to deliver Falcon II radios to Middle East customer

19 September 2012 (Last Updated September 19th, 2012 18:30)

An undisclosed customer in the Middle East has placed a $25m order with Harris to deliver its Falcon II high-frequency (HF) tactical radios to offer long-range military communications to its security forces for conducting a range of security missions.

An undisclosed customer in the Middle East has placed a $25m order with Harris for its Falcon II high-frequency (HF) tactical radios to offer long-range military communications to its security forces for conducting a range of security missions.

Under the contract, awarded as part of a military communications modernisation programme, the company will provide Falcon II RF-5800H base stations, vehicular systems and portable radios to help support voice and data communications.

“HF radio systems are crucial for delivering up-to-the-minute situational awareness and command and control.”

Harris RF Communications International Business president Brendan O'Connell said: "Harris offers the world's most advanced digital HF radio family for delivering highly reliable and secure communications for missions that require beyond-line-of-sight capabilities.

"HF radio systems are crucial for delivering up-to-the-minute situational awareness and command and control."

The RF-5800H is a long-range, high-frequency handheld radio designed to provide secure, reliable beyond line-of-sight terrestrial communications to personnel operating in environments such as mountains or urban areas.

Advanced features such as third generation-automatic link establishment (ALE) enable the RF-5800H to set up contacts between two HF radios, while data sharing such as embedded text messaging and embedded GPS receivers is achieved through integrated data link protocols.

The multiband radio is capable of providing soldiers with a continuous coverage to mission critical information in the 1.6MHz to 60MHz frequency range, even in the harshest conditions.