Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, introduced the first tactical satellite terminals with the capability of transmission/reception of TOP SECRET global wideband data communications. These new terminals are designed to military standards for operation in harsh environments.

The new Harris RF-7800B Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals offer a high-performance satellite solution for voice and data connectivity in beyond line of sight, SATCOM-on-the-move and SATCOM-at-the-quick-halt applications. When linked to next-generation Harris Falcon III manpack radios or SecNet 54® encryption modules, the RF-7800B terminals provide unique end-to-end Type 1 HAIPE-certified security for data transmissions over long range commercial networks.

The RF-7800B terminals can also be utilized as stand-alone terminals in other configurations to extend voice and data connectivity. The first two products in the Harris Tactical BGAN line are the RF-7800B-DU024, a Class 2 Land portable BGAN terminal for dismounted applications, and the RF-7800B-VU104, a Class 10 Land Mobile BGAN terminal for vehicles on the move. Both terminals meet MIL-STD-810F requirements and are specifically designed to work in harsh environments where commercial units fail. The terminals utilize the Inmarsat-4 BGAN satellite constellation and will be available to domestic and international customers in the first quarter of next year.

“The RF-7800B product line will benefit warfighters by allowing them to transmit Type-1 voice and data and access intelligence networks anywhere in the world, including in the most adverse environmental conditions,” said Steve Marschilok, vice president and general manager, US Department of Defense Business.