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George Helm: USSOCOM Orders Harris Radios for Tactical Net

Harris w-BorderHarris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won an $18 million order from the U.S. Special Operations Command for manpack and handheld radios as USSOCOM aims to grow its tactical communications network.

The company intends for users to communicate voice, video and data during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations with each other through the Falcon III radios, Harris said Monday.

“This new network is opening up a world of new combat applications, such as collaborative chat, biometric enrollments, video conferencing and video ISR, ” said George Helm, president of the Defense Department business unit at Harris RF Communications.

Falcon III radios are built to be compatible with legacy narrowband waveforms.

Harris received the order during the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year.

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