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TMCNet:  Naval Special Warfare Places First Order for Falcon III® Multi-channel Manpack Radio

[May 20, 2014]

Naval Special Warfare Places First Order for Falcon III® Multi-channel Manpack Radio

MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--

Harris Corporation (News - Alert) (NYSE:HRS) has received an initial order from the U.S. Navy for its next-generation Falcon III® Multi-channel Manpack tactical radio - the smallest, lightest and most capable two-channel manpack radio available today. It is the first tactical radio that can expand capabilities as the needs of the battlefield change.

Harris will deliver the Multi-channel Manpack radios this fall to Naval Special Warfare, a leader in deploying cutting-edge battlefield technology. The radio is designed to operate over the new Mobile User Objective System military communications satellite without any hardware changes.

"The new Harris Multi-channel Manpack represents a quantum leap in tactical communications technology. It is a modular, software-defined radio that recognizes the battlefield is never static," said George Helm, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "With its two channels and expansion slot, it allows users to deploy the capabilities they need to be successful."

Harris developed the Multi-channel Manpack to exceed the requirements of the Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Factor tactical radio program, with features required by all branches of the Department of Defense. The radio hosts all required U.S. government wideband and narrowband waveforms. It also supports multi-channel cross-banding and requires only a single battery, minimizing size and weight for the dismounted soldier.

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

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