Harris has been awarded a contract for the delivery of its Falcon III family of tactical communication solutions and associated equipment for the security forces of an undisclosed Middle East customer.

Under the $14.3m contract, the company will supply Falcon III RF-7800M multiband networking radios (MBNR), RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight (HCLOS) radios and RF-7800S secure personal radios (SPR).

The transformational communications, command and control systems provide security forces with advanced wideband networking capabilities.

The Falcon III family of multiband, multi-mission handheld radios are designed to provide soldiers with real-time information and communication at all points of need during coordination, combat, and crisis.

Covering 30 MHz to 2 GHz with a compact man-portable design, the Falcon III RF-7800M MBNR is designed to facilitate high-speed flow of real-time battlefield situational awareness data across a secure mobile tactical wireless network backbone.

The radio enables critical connection between squad level forces and up-echelon command management platforms, thereby helping commanders to make faster and more informed decisions in the battlefield.

Weighing less than 600g, the RF-7800S body-worn SRPs offer soldiers secure and reliable voice and wideband data communications in theatre and is optimised for maximum performance across highly variable environments.

The radios feature a duplex voice capability that allows several soldiers to talk simultaneously, advanced waveform with the 350MHz to 450MHz frequency band and a range of more than 2km even in dense urban areas.

The radio offers high-speed USB connectivity to other C4 devices, integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) and simultaneous wideband voice and data.

The RF-7800W HCLOS radio provides quick-to-deploy, point-to-point or point-to-multipoint wireless IP infrastructure, enabling high-bandwidth data communication between mobile or fixed operations centres.

HCLOS radio enables bandwidth-intensive applications including group situational awareness, real-time streaming video, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and video conferencing.