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U.S. Army increases Harris IDIQ tactical communications contract ceiling by $500M

March 21, 2013
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Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a $500 million increase in the ceiling value of its 2011 Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the U.S. Army Communications Electronics Command.

The increased ceiling provides the U.S. government with greater flexibility in acquiring Harris radios, accessories, systems and services to assist international partners with their mission-critical communication needs.

Under the contract, Harris provides military and land mobile radio systems to international partners of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Defense. The contract is part of the U.S. government's Foreign Military Sales program, which supports coalition building and interoperability through sales of defense equipment, training and services.

The contract enables these organizations to acquire from the entire Harris Falcon radio portfolio, including advanced wideband solutions — such as the RF-7800H High-Frequency, RF-7800M Multiband Networking and RF-7800S Secure Personal radios — as well as Harris Unity and other land mobile radios for public safety and first responder communications.

"The increased ceiling expands our ability to support international customers with advanced tactical radios and integrated communications system solutions," said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. "Backed by 50 years of expertise and world-class customer support, our radios have been proven extensively in missions all around the world. We provide users with mission-critical network communications for applications in command and control, border security, counter-terrorism and other missions."

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