Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Harris to supply RF-7800V radios to an undisclosed Latin American Army

Harris has been awarded a contract to deliver its Falcon III very high frequency (VHF) combat net radios (CNR) to an unspecified Latin American country.

Under the terms of $11m contract, Harris will deliver its RF-7800V handheld combat net radios to help enhance communication capabilities of the country's army.

The radios have been designed to provide soldiers with the ability to communicate through voice, video and data simultaneously while conducting missions in the battlefield.

Harris RF Communications International Business president Brendan O'Connell said the contract would streamline the nation's tactical radio modernisation programme by offering highly portable voice and high-speed VHF data capabilities to troops.

"The RF-7800V delivers continuous coverage in the 30MHz to 108MHz frequency band, offering unique performance and flexibility for a combat net radio," O'Connell said.

Weighing 1.1kg, the lightweight radio is fully interoperable with Falcon II radio family, and is specifically suited for time critical battle management systems (BMS) reporting due to an integrated GPS receiver and Harris's new BMS waveform architecture.

The radio also features simultaneous voice and data capabilities, true dual-net communications through intuitive dual push-to-talk capability, as well as a free channel search (FCS) that provides frequency agility in high-noise or radio jamming environments.

The number of units ordered and the delivery schedule have not been disclosed.

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