MELBOURNE, Fla., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Provides missile data and command destruct capability for AMRAAM missile
- Telemetry modules to be provided to Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Georgia
- Brings total value of contract for Harris to over $170 million since 1991
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a two-year, $15 million Warhead Replacement Tactical Telemetry Modules (WRTTM) order for telemetry modules supporting the U.S. Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile. Under the follow-on delivery order, Harris will deliver 135 WRTTMs to the Air Logistics Center at Warner Robins Air Force Base in Georgia. The follow-on contract brings the overall value of the program for Harris to more than $170 million since 1991.
The AIM-120 Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM) is designed to take maximum advantage of the highly accurate, long-range target detection capabilities offered by the advanced radar systems of modern-day warplanes.
During live test and training firings at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, the Harris WRTTM has provided weapon system evaluators with critical flight and performance information about the AMRAAM, as well as command destruct capability for the missile – from the time it is launched from F-15, F-16, and F-22 aircraft until impact.
"The proven performance, reliability and availability of our telemetry modules are key contributors to the long-standing success of the Air Force's Weapon System Evaluation program," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems. "We are pleased that the Air Force continues to select Harris equipment to play a vital role in its ongoing weapons evaluation initiatives."
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.
SOURCE Harris Corporation