AFP places P803-M order for Falcon III radios, vehicular communications systems

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Communications equipment manufacturer Harris Corporation announced that it has been awarded an $18 million initial order to provide the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) with Harris Falcon III tactical vehicular radios and intercom systems.

The Harris vehicular intercom system
The Harris vehicular intercom system

The Philippine Army will acquire the radios for its tactical communications modernization program. The order was received during the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

Harris will modernize the Light Armored Division of the Philippine Army with the latest Falcon RF-7800V Combat Net Radio integrated into the RF-7800I Intercom Systems. The comprehensive solution for in-vehicle voice and data communications delivers secure tactical network connectivity.

?This order will accelerate tactical radio modernization for the Philippine Army by providing soldiers with enhanced command and control and situational awareness for real-time decision-making,? said Brendan O?Connell, president for international business at Harris RF Communications.

?The embedded encryption will provide secure interoperability with more than 13,000 Harris Falcon radios currently fielded within the AFP.?

Harris RF Communications is a 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 US military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide.

Harris RF Communications is also a 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.

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