Satellite Technology Feature Article
Harris Corporation Releases Next Generation of Falcon III RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio
By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor
Harris Corporation (News - Alert), an international communications and information technology company, has recently unveiled the next generation of the combat-proven Falcon III RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight radio.
"The Falcon III RF-7800W radio provides commanders and front-line personnel alike with a robust common operational picture based on improved intelligence and communications connectivity,'' said Brendan O'Connell, president, International Business, Harris RF Communications, in a press release. "This radio, acting as the IP backbone, expands networking services on the battlefield that broaden the use of applications such as video and situational awareness through tactical edge devices."
The new RF-7800W-OU500 delivers command and control and situational awareness information between headquarters and the lowest echelons of the battlefield. Warfighters, with the help of the same, are allowed to use mission-critical applications like real-time video, biometrics, IP telephony and teleconferencing.
Several significant technical advances, such as dual-band capability that extends the operational frequency range to 5.8 GHz are also offered by the radio.
By creating wide-area battlefield networks that connect brigade and battalion headquarters to forward-deployed units at company level and below, the new RF-7800W offers several significant technical advances, such as dual-band capability.
The new RF-7800W is built on the success of the existing system and dramatically extends ranges for wireless IP connectivity and leverages multiple input/multiple output antenna technology to establish and maintain robust data links. Officials said that it operates over the 4.4--5.875 GHz frequency band and is extremely versatile for use in all deployments.
Company officials confirmed that more than 20 countries worldwide have deployed the Harris RF-7800W system, including the U.S. Department of Defense.
In related news, Harris Corporation has been awarded a $4.8 million order by the U.S. Department of Defense for Falcon III AN/PRC-152A handheld and AN/PRC-117G manpack tactical radios.
Edited by Rich Steeves