Harris Corporation Exhibits First High-Performance Wideband/Narrowband Secure Personal Radio for U.S. Department of Defense

2008-08-19 13:00:00

New Falcon III RF-300S, Built on Harris JTRS Technology, Delivers Voice and

      Situational Awareness to Individual Warfighters in a Lightweight

                           Military-Grade Package

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., Aug. 19 /EMWNews/ -- (LandWarNet

booth #303) Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications

and information technology company, is exhibiting the Falcon III(R)

RF-300S, a lightweight, wearable tactical radio designed for the U.S.

Department of Defense, at the LandWarNet conference August 19-21, 2008.

    The RF-300S delivers voice and situational awareness to the individual

warfighter, and will allow the U.S. military to upgrade squad-level

communications with rugged, high-performance, software-defined,

military-grade radios with built-in GPS. The RF-300S is designed to address

the emerging requirements of the U.S. Department of Defense, such as the

Rifleman Radio program.

    The RF-300S will provide the individual warfighter with wideband data

and situational awareness in addition to narrowband voice capabilities. The

radio runs the APCO Project 25 (P25) waveform, allowing secure

interoperability with currently deployed squad radios. It also operates the

Soldier Radio Waveform (SRW) and the Harris Advanced Wideband Networking

Waveform (ANW2) for networked tactical communications. The operating

environment in the RF-300S is based on the Software Communications

Architecture delivered in Harris Corporation's widely fielded Falcon III

line of tactical radios.

    The RF-300S is secured using the Suite-B algorithms, including AES for

encryption, allowing interoperability with other Suite-B enabled

communication products. Properly implemented Suite-B algorithms can provide

protection of information up through the classified SECRET level in a

non-cryptographic controlled item (CCI) environment, eliminating the need

for every soldier to have a security clearance. Harris plans to submit the

RF-300S to the U.S. Government for evaluation for use in non-CCI, Secret

and below applications.

    "The Falcon III RF-300S will deliver new levels of voice and

high-bandwidth data connectivity to the entire squad," said George Helm,

vice president and general manager, U.S. Government Products, Harris RF

Communications. "By combining P25 and the Soldier Radio Waveform, the radio

offers great operational flexibility, ease of migration as standards

change, and interoperability. Interoperability with currently deployed

narrowband radios is critical to allow a smooth transition to a networked

force until adequate spectrum is available to support a large number of


    The radio covers a frequency range of 225 MHz to 470 MHz. It

incorporates a Global Positioning System receiver for easy-to-use position

tracking and messaging services, while reducing the load carried by the


    Harris RF Communications Division is the leading supplier of secure

voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military,

government and commercial organizations worldwide.

    About Harris Corporation

    Harris is an international communications and information technology

company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150

countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual

revenue of almost $5.3 billion and 16,000 employees - including nearly

7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing

best-in-class assured communications(TM) products, systems, and services.

Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

http://www.harris.com .

    Forward-Looking Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect

management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future

performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance

upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of

1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company

cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks

and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ

materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such

forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the

contract to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties.

Other factors that may impact the company's results and forward-looking

statement may be disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC. Harris

disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any

forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future

events, or otherwise.

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