Harris to upgrade defence communication systems for undisclosed customers

18 April 2016 (Last Updated April 18th, 2016 18:30)

Harris Corporation has secured a contract to modernise defence force communications for several undisclosed Middle East and North African nations.

Harris Corporation has secured a contract to modernise defence force communications for several undisclosed Middle East and North African nations.

The $20m contract was awarded by the US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) under the foreign military sales (FMS) programme.

As per terms of the contract, the company will supply single channel ground and airborne radio system (SINCGARS) vehicular radios to the customers.

The Harris vehicular radios will provide real-time mobile command and control of armoured assets over secure voice and data communication links.

"The Harris radio communication systems offer robust command and control capabilities and will serve as a force multiplier for front-line, armoured vehicles."

The radio serves as the secure voice communications backbone for ground forces in more than 30 countries.

Harris Communication Systems president Chris Young said: "The Harris radio communication systems offer robust command and control capabilities and will serve as a force multiplier for front-line, armoured vehicles."

Earlier this month, the company received a contract to supply Falcon III multiband, multi-mission radios to an undisclosed African nation.

Under the estimated $11m deal, the company will provide the customer with the RF-7800H-MP wideband tactical manpack radio, the RF-7850M-HH multiband networking handheld radio, and the RF-7800V-HH VHF Combat Net Radio (CNR).

Previously, the company secured a position on the $12.7bn, multi-award contract to provide handheld, manpack and small form-fit (HMS) Harris AN/PRC-158 multichannel radios to the US Army.