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Harris receives order from Iraq for tactical communication systems

MarketWatch: Defense

March 8, 2012
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Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $51 million order from the Government of Iraq to provide high-performance tactical communication solutions for a range of security missions.

Iraq is acquiring radios and accessories from both the Harris Falcon II and Falcon III families for its security forces. As part of the order, Harris will provide Falcon III® RF-7800S wideband Secure Personal Radios, Falcon II® RF-5800M multiband handheld radios and RF-5800H high-frequency manpack radios, along with accessories and training services.

“The Falcon family of Harris radios will provide Iraqi security forces with field-proven, secure communications for a broad range of challenging missions,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. “Harris offers the most complete portfolio of combat-proven tactical radios and related mission-critical products that address current and emerging needs of forces operating in harsh environments.”

The Falcon III RF-7800S is a lightweight body-worn tactical radio that provides full-duplex voice and data communications over 2 kilometers. The RF-5800M-HH is an advanced, multiband, multi-mission handheld radio that provides voice and data in the 30 to 512 MHz frequency range. The RF-5800H is a high-frequency manpack radio for secure, reliable beyond-line-of-site terrestrial communications.

Source: Harris Corp.

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