WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Harris will deliver comprehensive upgrades at nine Air National Guard locations
- System upgrades will provide Air National Guard with the integrated information transport capability to support current and future missions
- Agreement signifies Harris as a trusted integrator and mission partner with the Air National Guard
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was awarded a one-year, $11 million contract by the U.S. Air National Guard to provide IT system standardization and upgrades at nine initial sites. These system upgrades will ensure mission readiness for the Air National Guard when called upon for homeland defense and disaster response.
Under this contract, the Harris team will perform site surveys, design, installation and certification to upgrade major communications subsystems and their respective infrastructure in accordance with the Air Force Combat Information Transport System (CITS) standards. Harris already provides similar IT services at nine other Air National Guard locations.
"This core communications systems upgrade is yet another key contract for Harris as a trusted IT integrator and mission partner with the Air National Guard," said Mike Deloney, vice president and general manager, Department of Defense Programs, Harris IT Services.
The Harris-led team includes subcontractors Trans-Tel Central, Inc., and McNeal Pro. 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.
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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