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Harris Wins $149M to Deploy Tactical Radios for Militaries in Australia, Middle East; Brendan O’Connell Comments

Brendan O'Connell,  Harris - ExecutiveMosaic
Brendan O’Connell

Harris Corp.’s (NYSE: HRS) RF Communications business has won two contracts worth up to a combined $149 million to supply multiband radios to the Australian department of defense and an unspecified Middle East nation.

The radio communications provider will deploy radios from the company’s Falcon line to support Australia’s Joint Project 2072 modernization plans and the Middle East country’s tactical communications network, Harris said Thursday.

Brendan O’Connell, president of international business at Harris RF Communications, said the Falcon radios are designed to link headquarters with field operations via data, voice, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance feeds.

The $49 million task order for the Middle East includes Falcon III intercom systems, wideband high-frequency radios, multiband networking radios and combat net radios.

“This solution will enable this nation to communicate seamlessly across the breadth of the entire brigade combat team, ” said O’Connell.

The $100 million follow-on contract with the Australian military includes orders for Falcon II high-frequency manpack radios and Falcon III handheld radios with vehicular adapters.

“We deeply value our partnership with the Australian Department of Defence as it embarks on its long-term goal of creating a next-generation wideband tactical communications network, ” said O’Connell.

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