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Harris Receives $10.7 Million in Orders from Brazilian Ministry of Defence for Falcon Tactical Radios

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Harris Receives $10.7 Million in Orders from Brazilian Ministry of Defence for Falcon Tactical Radios

Harris Receives $10.7 Million in Orders from Brazilian Ministry of Defence for Falcon Tactical Radios

MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received orders totaling $10.7 million from the Federative Republic of Brazil for Falcon III® VHF Combat Net Radios and Falcon III Secure Personal Radios (SPR) to support a wide range of mission requirements.

“Both radios enable end-to-end solutions that address requirements for real-time, mission-critical information on the battlefield. Harris is proud to work with the Brazilian armed forces on its tactical radio modernization needs.”

Brazil is acquiring the Harris RF-7800V vehicular radio system and RF-7800S SPR to provide its armed forces with advanced voice and high-speed data communication capabilities. The RF-7800V system, for use in tanks, transport and other vehicles, delivers range, data speeds and throughput that are unmatched by any other combat net radio on the market. The RF-7800S is a wideband networking radio designed for the emerging demands for voice, data and situational awareness at the soldier level. Harris received the orders from Brazil’s Center for Communications and Electronic Warfare (CCOMGEX.)

“The RF-7800V and RF-7800S will provide Brazil’s Army with secure voice and high-bandwidth data applications such as video combat chat,” said Julio Villafane, regional managing director, Caribbean and Latin America Region, Harris RF Communications. “Both radios enable end-to-end solutions that address requirements for real-time, mission-critical information on the battlefield. Harris is proud to work with the Brazilian armed forces on its tactical radio modernization needs.”

The RF-7800V family covers the 30 MHz to 108 MHz frequency range and supports data rates up to 192 Kbps, making it the fastest combat net radio available today. The RF-7800V also provides time-critical BMS reports, while delivering simultaneous networked voice and data communications to multiple users. Additionally, the RF-7800V offers Free-Channel Search and dual push-to-talk capabilities for enhanced agility in high-noise or jammed environments.

The RF-7800S is a lightweight soldier system radio that offers full-duplex voice, dual push-to-talk capabilities and data rates up to 256 Kbps. The radio allows simultaneous communication for voice, data and video with listeners over a range of more than two kilometers. Optimized for maximum performance across highly variable environments, the RF-7800S secure personal role radio provides continuous coverage in the 350 to 450 MHz frequency range. The RF-7800S secure personal radio has been adopted as the standardized personal radio platform for multiple soldier modernization programs around the world.

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 multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 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 www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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