Harris to supply Falcon III tactical radios to a Middle East nation

22 December 2015 (Last Updated December 22nd, 2015 18:30)

An undisclosed defence customer in the Middle East has awarded a contract to Harris to support its military communications modernisation efforts.

An undisclosed defence customer in the Middle East has awarded a contract to Harris to support its military communications modernisation efforts.

Valued at $66m, the contract will see Harris supply several configurations of its Falcon III radios including the RF-7800H, the RF-7850M, the RF-7800V and the RF-5800H.

Additionally, the company will provide vehicular systems, base stations, spares, accessories and training.

"Harris continues to provide this customer with advanced tactical radio technology to aid their transition to wideband, networked communications."

Harris Communication Systems Tactical Communications president Brendan O'Connell said: "Our multiband, multi-mission radios will provide secure voice and high-bandwidth data across extended ranges and a wide variety of missions.

"Harris continues to provide this customer with advanced tactical radio technology to aid their transition to wideband, networked communications."

The RF-7800H radio will deliver expanded data capabilities for long-range, beyond-line-of-sight environments, while the RF-7850M will offer wideband communications and mobile, ad-hoc networking.

A narrowband HF tactical radio RF-5800H will provide data and voice capabilities for long-range, beyond-line-of-sight environment and the RF-7800V VHF combat net radio delivers capabilities that allow your forces to effortlessly operate across a network-centric battlefield.

Additional contract details, including the number of radios ordered and their delivery schedule remain undisclosed.

In August, the company was awarded a contract to supply its RF-7800 series of Falcon III multiband, multi-mission radios to another undisclosed country in the Middle East.

The $11m contract covers the supply of the RF-7800H-MP wideband tactical manpack radio and the RF-7850M-HH multiband networking handheld radio.