Harris Corporation Receives $9 Million Order from U.S. Army to Provide High-Frequency Radios for Biological Detection System — Press Release

by: Matthew Potter
February 9, 2011

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Harris Corporation Receives $9 Million Order from U.S. Army to Provide High-Frequency Radios for Biological Detection System

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —


* Harris providing high-frequency (HF) radio systems to U.S. Army for application in detection of biological threats.
* HF radio system communicates alerts from field to headquarters when system detects biological agents.
* Demonstrates continued Harris leadership in providing tactical radio technology addressing a range of voice and data requirements of U.S. and allied forces.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $9 million order from the U.S. Army for high-frequency radios for use in the Army’s Joint Biological Point Detection System (JBPDS).

Harris will provide Falcon II 400-watt AN/PRC-150(C) HF systems to JBPDS, which is designed and deployed to detect and identify biological warfare agents. The AN/PRC-150(C) automatically communicates alerts to headquarters over HF radio links when the system detects the presence of biological agents.

“Harris is the market leader in tactical, high-frequency radio communications. We have supported the integration of our radio systems into many types of customer programs,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. “In this instance, the Army is taking advantage of the secure data transmission capabilities of the AN/PRC-150 to give U.S. forces the maximum amount of time to respond to potentially significant threats.”

The AN/PRC-150(C) is an NSA Type-1 certified HF radio system. Widely deployed, the AN/PRC-150(C) provides continuous coverage in the 1.6 to 60 MHz frequency range, delivering secure voice and data communications even in the harshest conditions.

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 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 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 www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management’s current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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