Latam country orders tactical radios

Jan. 24, 2013 at 10:29 AM
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MELBOURNE, Fla., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- An unidentified Latin American country has ordered Falcon III Very High Frequency Combat Net Radios from the Harris Corp. of Florida.

Harris said it will supply an undisclosed number of its RF-7800V handheld units, which supports simultaneous networked voice and data communications to multiple users at data rates of as much as 192 Kbps.

"This order will accelerate tactical radio modernization for this nation's army by providing soldiers with highly portable voice and high-speed VHF data capabilities,'' said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications.

"The RF-7800V delivers continuous coverage in the 30 to 108 MHz frequency band, offering unique performance and flexibility for a combat net radio.

The contract is worth $11 million. Harris said it was received in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013. Harris didn't disclose a delivery schedule for the RF-7800Vs.

Harris RF Communications is a major supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations.

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