Harris Corporation, ROCHESTER, N.Y.: Harris Corporation, a leading supplier of secure, tactical radios for defense forces worldwide, today announced that it has been awarded a $68 million contract to supply the government of Pakistan with Falcon II tactical multiband radios.

“We are very pleased that the government of Pakistan has selected Harris radios for this important mission,” said Chester Massari, president, Harris RF Communications Division. “The advanced technology of our radios will enhance the capability of Pakistan's military to communicate up-to-the-minute intelligence between patrols and headquarters operations.”

Pakistan is an important partner to Coalition forces in the fight against terrorism in the region. The use of software-programmable radios will increase the interoperability of communications between Pakistani and Coalition forces. Harris Falcon II radios are combat-proven and widely used by U.S. and allied soldiers around the world.

Under the terms of the contract, Harris will supply its RF-5800H — an advanced, high-frequency (HF) SSB/VHF-FM radio that provides reliable and secure tactical communications — in the following quantities and configurations: 1,635 HF manpack radios, 1,635 HF vehicular radio systems, 50 high-power vehicular radio systems, six high-power base station systems, and two Radio Frequency Remote Control Systems. Ancillary equipment, spare and repair parts, support equipment, training services, and logistics support will also be provided by Harris.

Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide. Harris Corporation is an international communications technology company focused on providing assured communications products, systems and services for government and commercial customers.

The company's four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast and microwave systems. Harris provides systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries.