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Harris Gets Army Contract

The radio deal is worth $50 million.



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.

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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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