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    This may be old news to some....

    Harris and L3 are merging. This applies to the land-mobile radio operations in Lynchburg, Virginia too.




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    I heard about this awhile ago but it will be interesting to see if the LMR side is affected in any way. We need Harris to be able to compete with Mother Moto so that quality can improve on both sides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KE4ZNR View Post
    We need Harris to be able to compete with Mother Moto so that quality can improve on both sides.
    That's not likely to be the end result. More like higher prices.

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    Wow, about time we had some serious competition for M, L3 is a HUGE door into the military defense contracts, not that Harris wasn't already there but L3 sure won't hurt. Cool!!!!!! (just read the other responses, we're all saying/hoping for the exact same thing) cute
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    Quote Originally Posted by TRS View Post
    That's not likely to be the end result. More like higher prices.
    +1

    I also suspect no change in LMR. If anything, it may get sold to generate cash as a result of the purchase.

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    Hopefully the merger will get them to move better on order / delivery times... Seeing orders for Harris LMR subscribers at 2-5 months currently...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jjbond View Post
    Wow, about time we had some serious competition for M, L3 is a HUGE door into the military defense contracts, not that Harris wasn't already there but L3 sure won't hurt. Cool!!!!!! (just read the other responses, we're all saying/hoping for the exact same thing) cute
    I hope this is not a repeat of what happened when defense contractor Raytheon purchased JPS. When the deal was first announced it was such a perfect fit for Raytheon, right up until they shut the doors because they couldn't figure out how to run a business outside of a DOD relationship.

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    Raytheon's on a roll now again too, getting ready to merge with UTC (who just recently merged with Rockwell Collins themselves) to create another mega-corp in the defense sector. Fun times.

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    I did notice that almost immediately that all the TAC / CSM members changed their email addresses. There seem to be a lot of personnel changes internally.

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    What's the lineage for the company now? I think it's something like the following, but please correct the order and any omissions that I might have missed:



    General Electric enters land mobile radio market in 1931

    Ericsson-GE Mobile Communications in 1989 (under Ericsson Radio Systems)

    Ericsson Mobile Communications AB in 1993

    Tyco Electronics:M/A-Com (originally Microwave Associates) in 2001

    Tyco Electronics Wireless Systems (renamed in 2008)

    Harris in 2009

    L3 Technologies in 2018



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    Quote Originally Posted by phantom View Post
    I also suspect no change in LMR. If anything, it may get sold to generate cash as a result of the purchase.
    Have I missed any names?

    GE
    Com-Net
    Ericsson
    Tyco
    M/A-Com
    Harris
    L-3
    ...
    Huawei

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    Thanks for the reply, it looks like I missed info on Com-Net:

    Ericsson based Com-Net Critical Communications acquires Ericsson's Private Radio Systems (PRS) operations in 2000

    Tyco Electronics , Harrisburg, PA (owned by Tyco International), acquired Com-Net (including Com-Net’s subsidiary, Com-Net Ericsson Critical Radio Systems) in 2001 and placed the business under the administration of the Wireless Systems Division of its M/A-COM subsidiary.


    This is getting interesting - there was a lot more tossing around of Lynchburg than I was aware of. Any additional info would be great to hear!


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    P.S. OMG Huawei!!! The way things are going they will probably end up with Motorola too...