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Harris helps upgrade communications

Sept. 1, 2010 at 10:20 AM   |   Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Harris Corp. has received a $9.5 million contract from Elbit Systems to help modernize Australia's military communications.

Under the 3-year contract, Harris will provide engineering services to integrate its Falcon tactical radio systems into the Battle Management System being developed by Elbit for the Australian military.

The largest part of the contract is for the Falcon III AN/PRC-152 (C). In dismounted configuration, the AN/PRC-152 (C) will connect soldiers to the military's central Battle Management System and serve as a hub for other soldier-carried C4 devices. Harris will also provide the AN/PRC-152 (C) in vehicular amplifier adapters to support the installation of equipment in more than 1,000 armored vehicles.

"Harris Corporation will apply its broad expertise in tactical communication systems to insure seamless exchanges of voice and data between our Falcon radios and the (military's) new battle management hub," said Andy Start, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. "As the leading provider of tactical communications, we're uniquely capable of providing our customers with fully deployable system-level solutions that meet today's requirements and tomorrow's needs."

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