Unidentified nation orders tactical radios

Dec. 5, 2012 at 9:27 AM

MELBOURNE, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- An unidentified Central Asian country has ordered Falcon tactical radios from the Harris Corp. for use by troops deployed to Afghanistan.

Harris didn't disclose the number of radios to be delivered to the customer or a delivery schedule but said the contract is worth $7 million.

The units to be delivered include the Falcon III RF-7800S Secure Personal Radio, the RF-7800M Multiband Networking Radio, the Falcon II RF-5800M handheld and the RF-5800H manpack radio. All will meet battalion requirements for high-frequency, wideband and multi-band communications.

"This order highlights the global strength of the Harris Falcon portfolio and our significant investments in tactical radio systems," said Brendan O'Connell, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. "This nation previously standardized on Harris equipment and is continuing its transition to our most advanced Falcon III products.

"This is a clear vote of confidence in the reliability and effectiveness of the family of Harris Falcon Tactical radios."

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