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Harris Corporation Receives $78 Million Order from Nation in Asia for Integrated Tactical Area Communications System

May 14, 2014



Highlights:

  • Provides next phase of tactical Internet for enhanced communications.
  • Delivers voice, data and 4G LTE cellular services to mission area.
  • Leverages Harris’ expertise in tactical radios, wideband networking and system integration.

    MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received a $78 million order from a nation in central Asia for the next phase of an integrated tactical communications system that provides armed forces with enhanced command and control capabilities.

    The nation is expanding its Harris Integrated Tactical Area Communications System (ITACS), which delivers a fully integrated tactical Internet to the mission area. The system provides a range of advanced tactical communication services, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), teleconferencing, messaging and email, as well as battlefield management and common operational picture applications.

    “The Harris ITACS enables this nation to make a rapid transition to modern, flexible and modular IP-based tactical communications,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, International business, Harris RF Communications. “This system dramatically improves situational awareness by creating a mobile tactical Internet that delivers voice, data and video across the battlefield.”

    ITACS includes a private tactical cellular service provided by Harris Fusion™ 4G LTE (long-term evolution) base stations and ruggedized subscriber terminals. The Fusion system enables users to make mobile calls and access data services securely.

    ITACS also includes the RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio, a quick-to-deploy solution for long-range data communications, and the RF-7800M Multiband Networking Radio, which provides soldier- and vehicle-based mobile ad hoc wideband networking. Both the RF-7800W and RF-7800M are part of the combat-proven Falcon III® family of radios.

    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 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 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.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    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.





    RF Communications

    Ben Rand, 585-241-8187

    ben.rand@harris.com

    or

    Corporate Headquarters

    Jim Burke, 321-727-9131

    jim.burke@harris.com



    Source: Harris Corporation


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