Harris Corp recently announced that in 2015, it received a $47 million order for wideband radio systems from an undisclosed nation in the Middle East, reportedly as part of the customer’s tactical communications modernization program. According to Harris, the systems will be used to support a C4ISR network employed by the nation’s military and security forces.
The RF-7800M is a manpack, vehicular, and base station (fixed-site) military radio that is software-operated. The system integrates tactical radios from Harris’s Falcon III RF-7800 line. These include the RF-7800H Wideband High-Frequency Radio, the RF-7800V Combat Net Radio, the RF-7800M Multiband Networking Radio, and the RF-7800I Vehicular Intercom System.
Harris can be expected to continue to market the RF-7800M to armed forces outside the United States, as it has proven to be popular on the export market. Harris touts the radio’s extended frequency range (30 MHz to 2 GHz) relative to competing products as a major sales driver. It is also smaller in size than many competing products and boasts broadband satellite capability, further propelling demand.
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