|[January 15, 2013]
Harris Corporation Receives $42 Million in Orders from International Customer for Tactical Area Communications Network
MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--
Harris Corporation (News - Alert) (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has received $42 million in orders from
an international customer for an end-to-end tactical information system
that connects commanders with armed forces serving at the tactical edge.
The nation is acquiring the Harris Integrated Tactical Area
Communications System (ITACS), which provides fully integrated IP-based
voice, data, and video services across the battlefield. This system
connects users to a high-capacity Tactical Internet, which supports a
wide range of battlefield services, including telephony, video
teleconferencing, messaging/email, common operational picture and
command and control. ITACS is fully integrated with the latest Harris
mobile ad-hoc networking radios and advanced combat net radios to
connect to lower echelons.
ITACS provides a smooth migration from legacy, circuit-switched area
communication systems using bulky radios to powerful IP systems. Modular
and software-defined, the system addresses today's customer missions
while remaining upgradeable to emerging needs and requirements.
"ITACS extends the proven Falcon III® mobile, tactical
networking capability across the entire battlefield command structure,''
O'Connell, president, international business, Harris RF
Communications. "The system effectively creates a mobile Tactical
Internet designed to meet mission-critical requirements in harsh and
rugged tactical environments, providing unprecedented situational
awareness, adaptability and maneuverability to commanders and their
The system includes the new Harris
Falcon III® RF-7800W High Capacity Line-of-Sight radio.
The RF-7800W is a quick-to-deploy solution for high-capacity, long range
networking requirements. With this radio, warfighters can establish
secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint data communication links
over long distances, with exceptional throughput in excess of 180
megabits per second.
Harris RF-7800W systems have been deployed in more than 20 countries
worldwide. They also are in use by all branches of the U.S. Department
of Defense and have been an integral part of the U.S. Army Network
Integration Evaluation exercises.
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.
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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