09 Juni 2015
Harris battlespace communications tactical radio (photo : misc engineering)
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $55 million order to provide the Australian Defence Force (ADF) with comprehensive technical and logistics support for Harris tactical radios that enhance the nation's networked battlefield communications.
Harris will provide maintenance, training, warehouse and distribution, and engineering support under a turnkey, performance-based contracting model to support the Joint Project 2072 Battlespace Communications program. The ADF uses Harris Falcon III® multiband, multi-mode radios in manpack, handheld and vehicular configurations for wideband tactical networking capabilities, as well as line-of-sight, ground-to-air and tactical satellite communications.
"The wide-ranging technical and logistics support will optimize the investment the Australian government has made in Harris tactical radios and strengthen our long-term, collaborative relationship," said Alan Callaghan, vice president, International Sales and Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Harris RF Communications.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III® is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.