Harris Corporation Awarded $25 Million Contract by U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center to Enhance Vital Space Control System

Oct 07, 2010, 08:00 ET from Harris Corporation

MELBOURNE, Fla. and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a 21-month, $25 million contract to upgrade the ground-based space control system for the U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center's Space Superiority Systems Wing at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.  

The Space Superiority Systems Wing is responsible for delivering and sustaining space control systems that gain and maintain space superiority for the United States, including ground terminal systems that provide both offensive and defensive counter-space and space situation awareness capabilities.

Harris is leading a team to upgrade the Harris-developed ground-based terminal system that includes Raytheon Intelligence and Information Systems, Aurora, Colorado; and General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, Santa Clara, California.

"Harris has a long and successful history of providing vital space control systems to the U.S. Air Force," said Mark Luttrell, vice president, Mission Information Systems, Harris Government Communications Systems.  "We look forward to continuing strong relationships with our customer and our teammates during the successful implementation of this upgrade."

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 $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

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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