Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $92 million contract from a Middle Eastern nation for an integrated command, control and communications system. The system will provide this customer with advanced capabilities for use in defense and security missions.
The system leverages the latest in Harris’ wideband tactical radios and integrated systems capabilities to provide fully networked Internet Protocol-based voice, data and video services across the mission area.
A unique, state-of-the-art capability being delivered under this contract is the integration of Harris Fusion 4G LTE (long-term evolution) base stations and ruggedized subscriber terminals to provide secure, private tactical cellular services. The Fusion tactical cellular system enables users to make mobile voice calls and access secure data services such as email, mapping and text messaging.
Harris is delivering coverage both locally through the LTE system and tactical radio network and nationally through connections provided by high-speed Harris RF-7800W high-capacity line-of-sight and RF-7800H wideband high-frequency tactical radios. The Fusion LTE system is both rugged and deployable for tactical use and seamlessly integrates with the Harris Falcon III radio family.“Harris is delivering wideband tactical radio systems and, now, 4G LTE tactical cellular capability that address rapidly emerging requirements for fully networked command and control missions,” said Dana Mehnert, Group President, Harris RF Communications. “Our wideband products and integrated system solutions are leading the transformation of tactical communications for our customers in the Middle East and throughout the world.” 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. About Harris Corporation Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees—including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications ® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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