Communications Giants Harris, L-3 Team to Create Enhanced Radio

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) and L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) have merged products to create a better solution for soldiers in battle.

The new product integrates the Harris Falcon III® AN/PRC-152 radio platform with the L-3 Soldier Intelligence Receiver (SIR) allowing for enhanced video and audio communication in a lightweight format.

According to Harris, “currently ISR data and ground tactical communications are handled using separate and often non-interoperable technologies.  The integrated technology from Harris and L-3 provides users with interoperable voice, data and ISR communications in a single package.”

“Integrating L-3’s SIR with the AN/PRC-152 addresses the urgent need to deliver full motion video and actionable information directly to the tactical edge in a lightweight, multimission form factor, ” said Brendan O’Connell, president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.  “This combination handheld radio/video receiver delivers superior situational awareness by enabling users to view and receive video while maintaining short- and long-range communication links. Harris is committed to developing advanced tactical communications solutions that increasingly offer a range of integrated ISR capabilities to the warfighter.”

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