Harris Corporation to Provide Multi-Channel Airborne Networking Radios to International Customer

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates
February 17, 2019

Falcon III® RF-7850A Airborne Networking Radios installed in AH-64 Apache helicopters


  • Harris RF-7850A-MR is world’s first airborne certified two-channel networking radio
  • Is certified and being installed into AH-64 Apache helicopter platform
  • Multi-channel radio delivers increased capability in same SWaP as single-channel radios

(Harris Booth #03-A21) — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is providing an international customer with Falcon III® RF-7850A Multi-Channel Airborne Networking Radios – the world’s first airborne certified two-channel networking radio.

The RF-7850A-MR has been certified and installed into AH-64 Apache helicopters, and is being delivered for use by the customer on that platform.

The RF-7850A-MR allows users to extend ground VHF and UHF capabilitities to airborne operations in both fixed and rotary winged aircraft. It provides both multi-channel and multi-band capabilities – all within the same critical size, weight and power requirements as a traditional single-channel narrowband radio. The radio’s wideband capability provides users with high-speed networked data and video and full interoperability with legacy narrowband radios, while extending battlefield networked communications beyond line of sight.

“The RF-7850A-MR delivers groundbreaking technology and capabilities for airborne radio users, while extending the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capability of the entire network,” said Christopher Aebli, vice president and general manager, International Tactical Communications. “The multi-channel radio provides increased wideband and narrowband battlefield communications capabilities for the large base of Apache helicopters used around the globe.”

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.

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