Microwave Journal

Harris Corp. Awarded Contract for Falcon High Frequency Tactical Radios

July 5, 2007

Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum value of $422 M to supply the Department of Defense with its Falcon® high frequency multiband radio systems.

The contract includes an initial delivery order for the US Army valued at $104 M.

The contract calls for Harris to deliver Falcon II AN/PRC-150(C) HF manpack radios and related vehicular and base station systems, as well as installation and training, over five years. Deliveries will begin later this summer. “This is a great contract award for Harris. We have a long history of supporting the Army with battle-tested, beyond line-of-sight HF radio equipment and we are pleased to continue this relationship,” said Dana Mehnert, president, RF Communications Division, Harris Corp. “Harris is committed to providing a wide range of tactical radio solutions and support to the Department of Defense.”

The falcon line is the most advanced family of radios in the world. Built with features such as embedded communications security certified for transmission of US classified information, the radios are designed to meet the demanding security requirements of military forces around the world.