Harris supplies tactical radios to Brazil’s armed forces

International communications and information technology company Harris has received $14m (£8.7m) in orders from the Federative Republic of Brazil to provide Falcon III and Falcon II tactical radios to the country’s armed forces.

Brazil will deploy the radios in a range of humanitarian, security and disaster-relief missions, such as support for the nation of Haiti in its recovery from the 2010 earthquake.

Harris will provide Brazil with the Falcon III RF-7800V very-high-frequency (VHF) handheld combat net radio, which provides forward-deployed forces with wireless voice and high-bandwidth data communications.

The RF-7800V transmits data at rates up to 192Kbps over the 30–108MHz frequency band at 50W of power.