Harris Launches New RF-7800M Wideband Handheld Radio
Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has introduced a powerful new handheld radio that connects dismounted warfighters to emerging wideband tactical networks.
Lightweight and portable, the Falcon III® RF-7800M-HH provides unprecedented access to information by allowing warfighters to communicate by voice, video and data anywhere on the battlefield. The 7800M wideband handheld supports network-enabled missions through applications such as video, collaborative chat and situational awareness. It uses the field-proven Harris Adaptive Networking Wideband Waveform (ANW2), which is used in more than 20,000 radios.
“The newest Falcon III® radio delivers the power of a wideband tactical internet down to the dismounted soldier. Leveraging the success of the Falcon III® family, this radio extends end-to-end tactical connectivity and delivers instantaneous access to command-and-control capabilities to the edge of the network. Our complete family of wideband networking tactical communication products and systems address the networking needs of the entire force, from operations center to the squad level,” said Brendan O'Connell, President, International Business, Harris RF Communications.
The RF-7800M-HH handheld is fully interoperable with the RF-7800M-MP wideband manpack radio, which has been providing a vehicular-based wideband solution to international militaries in more than 30 countries since 2007. The RF-7800M manpack provides a wideband backbone architecture that can now be seamlessly extended to the soldier level with the RF-7800M-HH to deliver secure voice and high-speed networked data services, including the use of common applications, across all levels of the battlefield. The new Falcon III handheld operates at up to 5 watts of output power over an extended frequency range of 30 MHz to 512 MHz and runs both narrowband and wideband waveforms.