Harris to supply radios to countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa

14 October 2015 (Last Updated October 14th, 2015 18:30)

Harris has secured a contract to supply wideband radio systems to an undisclosed nation in Southeast Asia to support its tactical communications modernisation programme.

Harris has secured a contract to supply wideband radio systems to an undisclosed nation in Southeast Asia to support its tactical communications modernisation programme.

Under the terms of $10m contract, the company will supply a range of products that will deliver command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities.

The products include handheld, fixed, and vehicular configurations of the RF-7800 and RF-7850 multiband networking radios, as well as RF-3950 ruggedised tablets and Harris hC2 battle management software.

Harris Communication Systems president Chris Young said: "Harris is providing our customer a turnkey, end-to-end solution that integrates the most advanced wideband tactical radios with a state-of-the-art battle management system for information superiority."

"Harris is providing our customer a turnkey, end-to-end solution that integrates the most advanced wideband tactical radios with a state-of-the-art battle management system"

The radios are expected to provide secure voice and data between fixed and tactical command posts and forward-deployed units.

In addition, the radios' wideband data capabilities support streaming video from helmet-mounted cameras of troops and command posts.

In a related development, the company also secured a series of contracts worth $66m, to provide wideband tactical radios and support services to countries in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

The contract requires Harris to supply various configurations of Falcon multiband handheld, manpack, vehicular and airborne radios, as well as related equipment, training and maintenance services.

Young said: "Harris radios systems enable our customers to deploy robust, secure tactical communication networks.

"This contract reflects the continued confidence in Harris technology to provide superior situational awareness on battlefields around the world."

According to the company, the radios will provide users with increased situational awareness and support high-bandwidth voice, video and data communications.

Harris did not disclose the number of radios ordered under both contracts, or their delivery schedule.