Harris Corporation Receives $8 Million Order for Tactical Communication Systems from Nation in Middle East

PR Newswire -- July 27, 2010



ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received an $8 million order to supply tactical communication systems and Falcon II? and Falcon III radios to a customer in the Middle East.



Harris has been contracted to develop the system design and architecture as well as implement the first phase of an important Command, Control and Communications (C3) system for the nation's armed forces. The C3 system will provide users with integrated tactical voice and data communications.



As part of the order, the customer will be acquiring the Harris Falcon III? RF-7800S Secure Personal Radio; the Falcon III RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio; and the RF-5800M Multiband Handheld Radio.



"Harris tactical radios provide customers with the full range of communications capabilities and are in use around the world," said Andy Start, president, international business, Harris RF Communications. "This extensive portfolio of software-defined radios provides built-in interoperability and information security, offering a platform for expandability and systems integration. We are aggressively harnessing the power of this portfolio as part of pre-packaged system solutions for our customers."



Tactical Radio Details

The Harris Falcon III RF-7800S Secure Personal Radio is a lightweight "wearable" radio that provides individual warfighters with an easy-to-operate solution for voice and wideband data communications. Designed to address soldier system communication requirements, the RF-7800S operates in the 350- to 450-MHz frequency band. The radio provides more than two kilometers range over open terrain, and easily penetrates through buildings and dense foliage.



The Harris Falcon III RF-7800W is a wireless IP networking radio used to establish secure broadband connectivity for mission-critical applications over long distances in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint configurations. The radio enables militaries to deploy Ethernet-intensive low-latency applications needed to overcome hostile forces.



The Falcon II RF-5800M-HH is a software-programmable handheld radio supporting continuous VHF/UHF operation across the 30 to 512 MHz bandwidth. RF-5800M radios provide multi-mission, multi-mode secure interoperability in a compact, lightweight package.



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 $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 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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