Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has received $7 million in orders to
deliver public safety and tactical communications systems to the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component agencies, the
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Coast Guard. The
orders were awarded through the five-year, $3 billion DHS Tactical
Communications (TacCom) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ)
Harris will provide the U.S. Coast Guard with Falcon
III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radios that
will be installed across the Coast Guard fleet to provide interoperable
tactical communications with local, state and federal agencies, as well
as the Department of Defense.
The AN/PRC-117G radio operates multiple waveforms for narrowband
line-of-sight voice and data communications, beyond-line-of-sight
satellite communications, communication with public safety agencies, and
wideband data communications.
The AN/PRC-117G will be deployed in conjunction with Falcon
III® AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radios to deliver
end-to-end wideband capabilities for transmitting voice, video and data
across Coast Guard tactical teams.
Separately, Harris also will provide the Federal Emergency Managment
Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) with a
standards-based P25 Land Mobile Radio system. The Center, located on
Fort McClellan in Alabama, is charged with training first responders in
recovery tactics for response to critical homeland security situations.
The trunked Harris P25 UHF System will provide coverage across the
entire CDP campus, including in-building coverage. The Harris system
provides interoperability with local first responders' 800 MHz
"The Coast Guard is using this important procurement vehicle to deploy
Falcon III® radios, while DHS is rapidly implementing a
Harris P25 system," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public
Safety and Professional Communications. "The TacCom contract highlights
Harris' unique capability to deliver powerful solutions that integrate
tactical and land mobile radio systems and bridge the needs of civilian
and tactical responders."
Harris was selected to provide land mobile and tactical solutions under
all five technical categories of the TacCom vehicle, which is mandatory
for consideration in the procurement of all tactical communications
equipment and services.
The TacCom IDIQ is in place for DHS and partner agencies such as the
U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S.
Department of the Interior, and the White House Communications Agency.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio
communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for
military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon®
family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack,
handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation
of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System
(JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide.
Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured
communications® systems and equipment for public safety,
utility and transportation markets - with products ranging from the most
advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has
approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000
employees-including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated
to developing best-in-class assured communications® products,
systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is
available at harris.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect
management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future
performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in
reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and
future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the
expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve
risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of
new information, future events, or otherwise.
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