Harris Corporation Awarded $10 Million Contract to Upgrade Eight U.S. Air National Guard Facilities

Sep 29, 2010, 09:00 ET from Harris Corporation

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was awarded a $10 million contract by the United States National Guard Bureau to upgrade communications for eight Air National Guard (ANG) facilities.  The agreement is in addition to two other Harris programs already supporting 14 Guard bases.

The Bureau's IT services modernization will provide an integrated, high bandwidth, structured cabling system that delivers sufficient information transport capability to support the Guard's current and future mission requirements.  The eight facilities to be upgraded are located in Savannah, GA; Savannah Combat Readiness Training Center; Gulfport, MS; Fresno, CA; Selfridge, MI; Rosecrans, MO; Thompson Field, MS; and Tulsa, OK.

"This effort continues the outstanding working relationship Harris has cultivated with the Air National Guard," said Mike Deloney, vice president and general manager, Department of Defense Programs, Harris IT Services.  "We already support two other programs that provide telecommunication enhancements and infrastructure upgrades on 14 Guard bases."

The Harris team includes subcontractor Hyperion. The project was awarded under the Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle.

The Air National Guard is one of the seven Reserve components of the United States armed forces that augment the active components in the performance of their missions. The ANG has both a federal and state mission.  The Guard's federal mission is to maintain well-trained, well-equipped units available for prompt mobilization during war and provide assistance during national emergencies (such as natural disasters or civil disturbances).  When Guard units are not mobilized or under federal control, they report to the governor of their respective state, territory, or district, providing for protection of life and property, and preservation of peace, order and public safety.

Harris IT Services is a leading provider of end-to-end solutions in mission-critical IT transformation, managed solutions, and information assurance.  With over 3,000 professionals performing to the highest industry standards at locations worldwide, Harris IT Services offers demonstrated past performance, proven technical expertise, and innovative solutions in supporting large-scale IT programs that encompass the full technology lifecycle.  The organization's distributed workforce, present in all 50 states, and extensive experience in performance-based contracting and managed IT services, combine to deliver exceptional results to our defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and commercial customers. 

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide.  Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists.  Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services.  Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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