MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Low Rate Initial Production contract calls for more than 100 Harris radios
- Total program value to Harris since 2002 exceeds $200 million
- Radios feature first-ever use of directive-beam technology for higher throughput over longer distances
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $16 million follow-on contract by Lockheed Martin to supply more than 100 Harris Highband Networking Radio™ systems for the U.S. Army's Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 program. The contract represents the largest-quantity radio order to date, and brings the total value of WIN-T contracts to Harris to more than $200M since 2002.
The Harris Highband Networking Radio™ (HNR) features the first-ever use of directive beam technology to achieve higher throughput over longer distances. The HNR hosts the Harris-developed Highband Networking Waveform (HNW), which enables automatic selection of the best communications path, and creates a self-forming, self-healing network. Nodes can enter and exit without the need for fixed network infrastructure or operator intervention. In addition to its use in WIN-T Increment 2, an advanced version of the HNW will run on WIN-T Increment 3 hardware platforms.
The HNR has been implemented in the WIN-T Increment 2 program as a terrestrial, line-of-sight layer in an integrated communications architecture. This terrestrial layer includes mobile and fixed nodes and augments a celestial layer supporting satellite communications for beyond line-of-sight connectivity.
"The HNR is designed from the ground up to support the networked battlefield and to ensure that warfighter have a trusted, yet mobile, communications backbone," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems. "This follow-on contract represents our continuing commitment to meeting the requirements of the WIN-T program and advancing the communications technology of the U.S. Army."
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. 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
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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