Harris Gets Army Contract

The radio deal is worth $50 million.
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Harris

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got contracts worth about $50 million from the U.S. Army for its Falcon II AN/PRC-150 high frequency radios.

It received a contract as part of the joint biological point detection system/biological integrated detection systems program by the U.S Army research, development and engineering command.

The equipment will monitor, detect and alert officials to airborne biological threats.

Besides, Harris has also received contracts to provide the army national guard with AN/PRC-150 radios for emergency communications as the hurricane season begins.

"With its digital voice algorithm, the AN/PRC-150(C) provides clear voice communications over stressed HF channels, making it highly reliable in times of crisis," the Melbourne, Fla.-based company said.

Shares rose $1.13 to $39.35.

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