- Associated Press - Saturday, November 4, 2017

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A Rochester-based company has inked a radio deal with the U.S. Army that will boost employment in its western New York plant.

Harris Corp. received a portion of a $90 million order to deliver three types of radios to the Army and already has begun hiring additional workers at its Rochester facility to help with increased production.

Government officials say the new radios will allow the Army to equip its six new security forces assistant brigades next year. The Army says the so-called SFABs will be able to be deployed anywhere and will advise and assist Army missions around the world.

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer announced the Harris expansion on Friday.

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