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Harris (HRS) Receives Falcon Radios Order From NATO Country

 November 28, 2012 11:58 AM

(By Balaseshan) Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS), a communications and information technology (IT) company, said it has received an order worth $11 million from the Ministry of Defence of a NATO country for the Falcon III Secure Personal Radio (SPR).

The order is tied to a new framework contract, similar to an IDIQ, with the potential to reach $20 million over the next year.

The armed forces of the NATO country are acquiring the Harris RF-7800S SPR, advanced headsets and other accessories to provide high-performance voice, integrated hearing protection, wideband data and situational awareness capabilities at the team, squad and platoon levels.

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Harris said the soldiers will be able to maintain voice communication in rapidly changing environments and situations, while seamlessly sharing data services and tracking the position of each team member.

The SPR, a core component of the Harris FalconFighter Soldier System, is a lightweight, secure soldier radio platform that offers full-duplex voice, multiple talk-group capabilities and data rates up to 256 Kbps.

The SPR allows simultaneous communication for voice, data and even video with unlimited listeners over a range of more than two kilometers, ensuring reliable connectivity between team members and with command-level intelligence.

The SPR provides continuous coverage in the 350 to 450 MHz frequency range, as well as high-speed USB connectivity to other C4 devices and provides real-time situational awareness with integrated GPS.

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Harris RF Communications is a 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.

HRS is trading down 0.21% at $46.55 on Wednesday. The stock has been trading between $33.75 and $52.23 for the past 52 weeks.

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