Harris Corp. has introduced the RF-7800S-LR Leader Radio, the world's first soldier "smart radio" – with embedded GPS, encryption and a Personal Digital Assistant (PDA). The RF-7800S-LR provides unit leaders with combat-proven tactical communication and computing capabilities in a single, lightweight device for enhanced mission flexibility. The Harris RF-7800S-LR combines a tactical radio with a built-in computer to deliver voice, wideband data and networking and supporting applications, such as mapping tools, messaging and video transmission. These capabilities allow deployed warfighters and their leaders to send and receive information critical to situational awareness, including the collection and streaming of full-motion video. The Leader Radio offers a variety of input/output options to connect to external devices, and serves as the core of the Harris Falcon Fighter™ – a modular Soldier System that seamlessly integrates C4 devices, sensors, networking components and power modules.

"The Leader Radio provides commanders more capabilities in a smaller and lighter radio, while maintaining the impressive range offered by the RF-7800S team radio," said Andy Start, President, International Business, Harris RF Communications. "With the RF-7800S-LR, commanders are connected to every member of their team via secure, digitized voice and data communications. By combining various technologies into a single device, the RF-7800S-LR dramatically reduces the soldier's load. It is the smallest, lightest and most integrated soldier communication and computing device available on the market today."