Harris Wins Special Operations Falcon Radio Orders; George Helm Comments

Harris logo_GovConWireHarris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won $36 million in orders to supply tactical communications equipment to the U.S. Special Operations Command, intending to help personnel exchange information in real time during field operations.

USSOCOM has acquired the Harris Falcon III AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A wideband radios with the goal of connecting soldiers to wireless networks, the company said Friday.

George Helm, president of the Defense Department business within Harris’ RF communications division, said the handheld devices also work to help the command use network services for situational awareness, e-mail, imagery, video, biometrics and Voice over Internet Protocol.

All branches of the Defense Department and other international organizations use the AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A radios.

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