US: Harris Corporation has received a USD 15 million order to deliver its latest wideband handheld tactical radio to a country in the Middle East. Harris is supplying this nation with the RF-7850M handheld, a multi-band, multi-mission radio that provides advanced tactical communication capabilities. The radio offers a new embedded interface that gives users access to a library of applications that provide situational awareness, tactical messaging, file transferring and radio configuration support from a standard web browser. The interface is fully customizable through a software-development kit, simplifying the process of creating and distributing new applications.
"The RF-7850M combines the portability of a handheld with much of the functionality and performance of a larger manpack in areas such as range, bandwidth and power output. The radio provides capabilities for sharing situational awareness feeds and command and control information while on-the-move, allowing commanders to make informed decisions in real time,” said Brendan O'Connell, President, International business unit, Harris RF Communications. The RF-7850M-HH supports the latest wideband and narrowband networking waveforms. Lightweight and highly portable, the radio also is fully interoperable with the Harris Falcon II(r) and Falcon III(r) families, which are widely used by NATO and other global military forces.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organisations. 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 US 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.