Australia To Buy Radios From Harris Corp.

by: Matthew Potter
April 9, 2010

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The Australian Defence Department awarded a contract to Harris Corp. for tactical radios. The $112 million (US) contract will purchase Falcon III hand held systems. These have proved popular with the U.S. military seeing heavy use in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The Australian government has plans to invest several hundred million dollars in upgrades for its armed forces. These includes new ships and vehicles as well as general upgrades to their equipment. Australia has been an active ally of the United States in Afghanistan and also is concerned about other issues in Asia. The biggest system they are purchasing is the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter but the program extends to all facets of their military.

Upgrading C3I equipment is important especially if they plan to operate with U.S. forces in the future.

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