Harris receives orders to provide tactical communications systems to US DHS
Dec 04, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received $7 million in orders to deliver public safety and tactical communications systems to the US Department of Homeland Security, or DHS, and its component agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, and the US Coast Guard.
The orders were awarded through the five-year, $3 billion DHS Tactical Communications (TacCom) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle.
Harris will provide the US Coast Guard with Falcon III AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radios that will be installed across the Coast Guard fleet to provide interoperable tactical communications with local, state and federal agencies, as well as the Department of Defense.
The AN/PRC-117G radio operates multiple waveforms for narrowband line-of-sight voice and data communications, beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications, communication with public safety agencies, and wideband data communications.
"The Coast Guard is using this important procurement vehicle to deploy Falcon III® radios, while DHS is rapidly implementing a Harris P25 system," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "The TacCom contract highlights Harris' unique capability to deliver powerful solutions that integrate tactical and land mobile radio systems and bridge the needs of civilian and tactical responders."
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