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Harris preferred tenderer for Aussie communications work

The Australian military has named Harris Corp. the preferred bidder for work to modernize the army's communications network.

By Richard Tomkins
Harris preferred tenderer for Aussie communications work
Harris Corp. is to help Australia modernize its military communications network, Photo courtesy of Harris Corp.

BRISBANE, Australia, April 22 (UPI) -- Harris Corp.'s Australian operation has been selected the preferred tenderer for an integrated communications system for the country's military.

The integrated battle space system will be the beyond-line-of-sight network for voice and data services and will include tactical radios and other systems and technology from Harris and other partner companies.

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"This agreement reinforces Harris' status as a trusted partner and continues our longstanding commitment to providing the Australian Defense Force with secure communications and networking solutions," said Alan Callaghan, president and managing director, Harris Defense Australia. "Harris is proud to be part of such a pivotal program and to support the Australian Army's continued modernization efforts."

The new communications system is part of Australia's Land 2072 Phase 3 program to modernize the Australian Army's communications network.

Additional details of Harris' future work for the Army were not disclosed.

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