Harris to supply HF radios to Army

Harris Corp. has received a $104 million order from the Army for high-frequency radio systems.

Under the agreement, Harris will provide the Army with an undisclosed number of Falcon II AN/PRC-150 HF radios and related accessories. The contract also calls for Harris to include installation services and training.

"The unique nature of HF signal propagation makes it ideal for medium- and long-range terrestrial radio communications," said George Helm, vice president and general manager of Harris RF Communications, which supplies secure voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military, government and commercial customers.

The Falcon II family of tactical radio products offers features such as embedded encryption for information security, extended frequency range, adaptability to new waveforms and battlefield networking, Harris said. The radios are available as handheld, manpack, vehicular or personal units.

Last week, in a move designed to bolster its chances of winning a potential 15-year, $600 million Army contract, Harris announced that it had added O'Neil and Associates, a supplier of logistics and interactive electronic training manuals, to its team. The Army program, which will establish the next generation of military satellite communications terminals worldwide, is expected to be awarded in May 2008.

Harris of Melbourne, Fla., ranks No. 21 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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