Harris Corporation Wins $42 Million Contract from U.S. Army for Falcon(R) II AN/PRC-117F(C) Multiband Manpack Radios

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (AUSA booth # 2017) -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $42 million order to supply the U.S. Army with multiband manpack tactical radios in support of the global war on terrorism. Under the agreement, Harris will provide the Army with Falcon(R) II AN/PRC-117F manpack radios, along with Falcon(R) II AN/VRC-103(V) vehicular/fixed-site adapter systems, accessories, installation, training and support.

"The battle-tested AN/PRC-117F(C) provides U.S. Army forces with reliable, multi-mission, multiband communications and is part of the broadest portfolio of tactical radio products available today," said George Helm , vice president and general manager, Harris RF Communications. "In addition to the AN/PRC- 117F, the Army has recently purchased Harris high-frequency radio systems and next-generation Falcon III radios that are designed to address a broad range of current mission requirements while providing flexibility and upgradeability into the future. The continuing preference for Falcon radio products highlights the company's technological leadership in addressing the diverse communication needs of the U.S. military."

The Falcon family of radios provides communications solutions for every tactical need, from long-range, high-frequency voice to line-of-sight, high- capacity data transmission. The portfolio offers features such as embedded encryption for information security, extended frequency range, adaptability to new waveforms and battlefield networking. The family includes the Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radio, which is the first and only JTRS-approved radio to be certified as compliant with version 2.2 of the JTRS Software Communications Architecture, as well as the Falcon III 300-M-MP, a manpack radio that includes both narrowband legacy interoperability and wideband networking.

Harris RF Communications is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems, and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne , Florida, the company has annual revenue of over $4 billion and 16,000 employees -- including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(TM) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

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