Harris to Add Internet in Central Asian Country’s Tactical Comm System; Brendan O’Connell Comments

HARRIS1Harris Corp. has won a $78 million contract to add a mobile tactical Internet to a tactical communications system for an unnamed country based in Central Asia that seeks to bolster its military’s command-and-control capabilities.

The country plans to use the expanded Harris Integrated Tactical Area Communications System to enable voice, data and video connectivity in the field, Harris said Wednesday.

“The Harris ITACS enables this nation to make a rapid transition to modern, flexible and modular IP-based tactical communications,” said Brendan O’Connell, president for international business at Harris RF Communications.

ITACS contains cellular service from Harris Fusion 4G LTE base stations and subscriber terminals and works to provide teleconferencing, messaging, email and Voice over Internet Protocol services.

The system also includes the RF-7800W High-Capacity Line-of-Sight Radio and RF-7800M Multiband Networking Radio.

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