The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has contracted Harris Corporation to provide Harris Falcon III vehicular and handheld radios to the AFP, a supply tactical radio systems for the AFP’s modernization programme that cost $12 million or P564 million, according to Harris’s website.

“These radios will provide soldiers in the Philippine Army with advanced command and control, and real-time situational awareness capabilities,” Brendan O’Connell, the president of Harris Communication Systems Tactical Communications said.

The Philippines military has ordered Falcon III tactical radios, handheld radios and intercom systems from Harris Corporation. Image source: defaiya
The Philippines’ military has ordered Falcon III tactical radios, handheld radios and intercom systems from Harris Corporation. Image source: defaiya

The company will provide the 7800V combat net radios for the Light Armoured Division of the Philippine Army, which said will be integrated into RF-7800I intercom systems for in-vehicle voice and data communications.

“They also will have secure interoperability with more than 15,000 Harris Falcon radios currently fielded within the AFP,” O’Connell said.

“These radios will provide soldiers in the Philippine Army with advanced command and control, and real-time situational awareness capabilities.” he added.

The Falcon III 7800V VHF Combat Net Radio (CNR) enables forces to communicate more information, with greater speed and reliability—all crucial to achieving information superiority on the battlefield. Commanders get access to advanced real-time situational information that enables them to make faster, more informed decisions.

RF-7800V-HH VHF TacTical Radio Features include:

  • 30MHz – 108MHz
  • Military-Grade Frequency Hopping Military-Grade Customizable Citadel II® and AES Encryption
  • Base Station Support
  • TDMA Waveform
  • Direct USB and Ethernet connectivity
  • Dual Net PTT
  • High Capacity, Lithium Ion Battery
  • Intergrated GPS
  • Intuitive, Soft-Key Keypad

Source: harris.com

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