Harris Corporation Receives $92 Million Contract from Middle East Nation for Integrated Command, Control and Communications System
MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, June 16, 2013 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $92 million contract from a Middle Eastern nation for an integrated command, control and communications system. The system will provide this customer with advanced capabilities for use in defense and security missions.
The system leverages the latest in Harris’ wideband tactical radios and integrated systems capabilities to provide fully networked Internet Protocol-based voice, data and video services across the mission area.
A unique, state-of-the-art capability being delivered under this contract is the integration of Harris Fusion 4G LTE (long-term evolution) base stations and ruggedized subscriber terminals to provide secure, private tactical cellular services. The Fusion tactical cellular system enables users to make mobile voice calls and access secure data services such as email, mapping and text messaging.
Harris is delivering coverage both locally through the LTE system and tactical radio network and nationally through connections provided by high-speed Harris RF-7800W high-capacity line-of-sight and RF-7800H wideband high-frequency tactical radios. The Fusion LTE system is both rugged and deployable for tactical use and seamlessly integrates with the Harris Falcon III radio family.
"Harris is delivering wideband tactical radio systems and, now, 4G LTE tactical cellular capability that address rapidly emerging requirements for fully networked command and control missions," said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. "Our wideband products and integrated system solutions are leading the transformation of tactical communications for our customers in the Middle East and throughout the world."
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single and multiband radios.