Harris secures $80m deal with Philippine armed forces

05 May 2008

(Wireless News via NewsEdge) Harris, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $79.6 million contract to supply the Armed Forces of the Philippines with Falcon II high frequency (HF) and very-high frequency (VHF) tactical radios.

Under terms of the contract, Harris will provide the Philippines military with Falcon II RF-5800H HF manpack and Falcon II RF-5800V VHF handheld radios, along with support equipment, spare and repair parts, as well as training and logistics support.

Deliveries will continue into next year. Radio systems delivered under this contract are slated to be used by the Armed Forces of the Philippines to enhance its capabilities.

'Harris has been a supplier to the Armed Forces of the Philippines for over 20 years,' said Ed Lockwood, vice president of sales, International Government Systems, Harris Corporation. 'We're pleased that the Philippines military is turning to trusted Harris technology to counter new threats. Our HF and VHF technology provides the Armed Forces of the Philippines with state-of-the-art secure communications to coordinate operations in the most rugged areas of the country.'

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