PH Army to acquire P500-M worth of tactical radio systems
The Philippine Army will acquire about P500-million worth of tactical radio systems in a bid to boost its communication capabilities.
In a statement, the Harris Corporation of the United States said they have received a $12 million order (about P564 million) order from the Philippine government.
The Light Armored Division will be provided with Harris Falcon III tactical vehicular radios, intercom systems and handheld radios, the Harris Corp. said in a statement on Tuesday.
“These radios will provide soldiers in the Philippine Army with advanced command and control, and real-time situational awareness capabilities,” said Brendan O’Connell, president, Tactical Communications, Harris Communication Systems.
The Army will get the Falcon RF-7800V Combat Net Radio integrated into the RF-7800I Intercom Systems.
“This comprehensive solution for in-vehicle voice and data communications delivers secure tactical network connectivity. Harris also will provide the Falcon RF-7800V handheld VHF Combat Net Radio for general use by the Army,” the statement said.
Currently, Harris Corp. claims that there are 15,000 Harris Falcon radios in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
The Philippine Army is not immediately available for comment. TVJ
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