Harris sells radios to Latvian military

Equipment deemed essential to peacekeeping efforts

Harris Corp. has received a $3.3 million contract from the Latvian Defense Forces for Falcon II tactical communications systems.

Under the terms of the contract, Harris will provide high-frequency, very high-frequency and multiband VHF/UHF handheld radios and accessories. The precise number of units in the order was not released.

"Our forces operate under difficult conditions in critical missions, for example, in Iraq, Afghanistan and the former Yugoslavia," said Capt. Harijs Zorgis of the Latvian National Guard. "The Falcon radios have become essential to the Latvian Defense Forces' support of ongoing NATO and Partnership for Peace operations abroad."

Harris said the Falcon II family of tactical radios is designed for manpack, vehicular, base station and handheld use. The software-based radios provide a common platform, operation, and logistics, and also feature upgradeable, embedded security.

The company has previously sold Falcon II radios to the Latvian Ministry of Defense and National Guard.

Harris has a strong global sales team, said Ben Rand of Harris' RF Communications division. He said a significant percentage of the company's sales force is located in the United Kingdom and in other countries, though not specifically in Latvia or other Baltic states.
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Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., ranks No. 21 on Washington Technology's 2007 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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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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