Harris Corp. to deliver Falcon III radios and vehicular communication systems to Philippines
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|Monday, December 22, 2014 09:45 AM|
|Harris Corp. to deliver Falcon III radios and vehicular communication systems to Philippines|
Harris Corporation has been awarded a $18 million initial order to provide the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with Harris Falcon III® tactical vehicular radios and intercom systems. The Philippine Army will acquire the radios for its tactical communications modernization program.
Harris will modernize the Light Armored Division of the Philippine Army with the latest Falcon RF-7800V Combat Net Radio integrated into the RF-7800I Intercom Systems. This comprehensive solution for in-vehicle voice and data communications delivers secure tactical network connectivity.
The RF-7800V VHF Combat Net Radio provides continuous coverage in the 30 to 108 MHz frequency band and delivers performance and flexibility unlike any other VHF combat net radio available - handheld or manpack - in a platform that's highly portable and easy to use. Built on a software-defined platform, it is the next generation VHF CNR, delivering advanced capabilities that allow your forces to effortlessly operate across a network-centric battlefield.
The RF-7800I Vehicular Intercom System is a comprehensive solution for in-vehicle voice and data communication, tactical network connectivity, and battle management system interoperability. The RF-7800I provides voice and data connectivity among vehicle crew members while creating a network backbone to integrate vehicle communication systems. With a modular, configurable platform, the RF-7800I is not only easy to install, but also is lightweight and requires minimal power draw.
Built to MIL-STD-810F specifications, the rugged RF-7800I Vehicular Intercom System interoperates with the family of Harris Falcon® tactical radios as well as other military, government and commercial devices. This allows crew members to communicate with dismounted personnel and other vehicles or command centers through HF, VHF, UHF, SPR and BGAN satellite communications technology.
"This order will accelerate tactical radio modernization for the Philippine Army by providing soldiers with enhanced command and control and situational awareness for real-time decision-making," said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications. "The embedded encryption will provide secure interoperability with more than 13,000 Harris Falcon radios currently fielded within the AFP."