Harris to supply additional RF-7800W radios to undisclosed Central Asian customer

26 July 2015 (Last Updated July 26th, 2015 18:30)

Harris has secured a contract to supply additional Falcon III tactical radios to an undisclosed country in Central Asia.

Harris has secured a contract to supply additional Falcon III tactical radios to an undisclosed country in Central Asia.

Under the $21m contract, the company will deliver the latest generation of the Falcon III RF-7800W multi-mission high-capacity line-of-sight tactical radios.

Harris Communication Systems Tactical Communications president Brendan O'Connell said: "The Harris RF-7800W's encrypted, high-bandwidth transmission supports both point-to-point and point-to-multipoint applications, enabling high-speed connectivity with remote installations in harsh environments.

"This order expands the customer's current inventory of RF-7800W radios and represents the largest award to date for the new-generation RF-7800W."

Weighing 5.5lb, the Harris RF-7800W radios provide secure broadband communications, including voice over internet protocol, real-time video, teleconferencing and command, control, communications, computers, and intelligence.

"This order expands the customer's current inventory of RF-7800W radios and represents the largest award to date for the new-generation RF-7800W."

Designed for use in either multiple-input multiple-output A or B configuration, the radios enable greatly extended local and wide-area networks by providing high-capacity, long-range connectivity at distances beyond 160km.

Operating between 4.4GHz and 5.875GHz range, the RF-7800W still supports deployment scenarios utilising both point-to-point mode and point-to-multipoint mode, and also incorporates wireless encryption through Harris proprietary traffic flow security encryption, enhanced interference mitigation and data smoothing similar to its predecessor, RF-7800W Classic.

The newest generation of the RF-7800W brings added capabilities, including increased throughput up to 428Mbps.

The RF-7800W system is currently in service with the US Armed Forces and more than 20 countries worldwide, and has been an integral part of the US Army Network Integration Evaluation exercises.

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