Harris in radio deal with African nation

June 17, 2010 at 8:51 AM

MELBOURNE, Fla., June 17 (UPI) -- Communications company Harris Corp. announced it won a $6 million contract to supply radio networks to an unnamed African nation.

Harris said it secured the contract to supply "an African nation" with the Falcon III RF-7800M multiband networking radios, universal remote controls and other tactical communications equipment.

The Falcon III uses simultaneous voice and data feeds across a high-band wireless network to give warfighters better situational awareness of the battlefield.

"The radio enables applications such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat and connectivity to secure networks, delivering critical real-time information to the battlefield in a small, lightweight man-portable radio," Harris said in a statement.

Under the terms of the contract, Harris is supplying the same nation with its Falcon II RF-5800H high-frequency radio. The Falcon II is used for secure communication beyond the line of site.

The Falcon II is used widely by U.S. and NATO forces deployed in Afghanistan.

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