Harris Corporation Awarded $12 Million in IT Infrastructure Upgrade Contracts by U.S. Air Force

Sep 01, 2011, 08:00 ET from Harris Corporation

WASHINGTON and MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


  • Harris will deliver enhanced IT infrastructure to U.S. Air Force bases through its reliable cabling and networking capabilities.
  • These U.S. Air Force contracts demonstrate Harris' core expertise in infrastructure networking.
  • Harris was selected for these upgrades based on demonstrated IT infrastructure reliability and cost-effective solutions.

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was awarded four contracts worth a total of over $12 million by the U.S. Air Force's Electronic Systems Center through the Cyber Integration Division, Information Transport Systems Program Management Office.  

Under the contracts, Harris will install core IT infrastructure upgrades through extensive cabling and networking components at the four U.S. Air Force bases.  These bases include: Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana; Creech Air Force Base, Nevada; Randolph Air Force Base, Texas; and Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma.

"Harris Corporation's selection was based on our cost-effective solution and strong past performance integrating active duty, reserve, and Air National Guard units into a single network infrastructure," said John Heller, president, Harris IT Services.  "Harris continues to deliver proven performance on IT infrastructure contracts, building on our deep understanding of our customer's core networks and mission requirements."

The Harris team includes subcontractor Trans-Tel Central, Inc.  The projects were awarded under the Network-Centric Solutions (NETCENTS) contract vehicle.

In IT Services, Harris designs, deploys and operates customer-centric, secure communication systems and information networks with optimal reliability and affordability for high-profile customers in government and commercial markets.  Well-credentialed professionals deliver expertise in Program Management, Enterprise Services Management and Information Assurance worldwide.  

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 $6 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

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.

Contact Information:

Jackie Berger

Jim Burke

Harris IT Services

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