The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has contracted Harris Corporation to supply tactical radio systems for the force’s communications modernisation programme.
Under the $12m contract, the company will provide Harris Falcon III vehicular and handheld radios to the AFP.
Harris will provide the Light Armoured Division of the Philippine Army with Falcon RF-7800V combat net radios, which will be integrated into RF-7800I intercom systems for in-vehicle voice and data communications.
Harris Communication Systems Tactical Communications president Brendan O’Connell said: "These radios will provide soldiers in the Philippine Army with advanced command and control, and real-time situational awareness capabilities.
"They also will have secure interoperability with more than 15,000 Harris Falcon radios currently fielded within the AFP."
The RF-7800I systems allow vehicle crew members to communicate with each other, and can integrate with other vehicular and handheld tactical radio systems.
Harris will also provide the Falcon RF-7800V radio for general use by the AFP.
Weighing 1.1kg, the lightweight radio is fully interoperable with Falcon II radio family. It is suitable for time-critical battle management systems (BMS) due to its integrated GPS receiver and Harris’s new BMS waveform architecture.