MELBOURNE, FL, May 28, 2008 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a potential five-year, $85 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Navy for multiband satellite communications terminals that will provide advanced communications for aircraft carriers and other large deck ships. Under the IDIQ contract, the company received an initial award valued at $15 million.
Harris will supply 2.7-meter satellite communications terminals with C- and Ku-band capabilities for the Navy's Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP) Force Level Variant. The higher bandwidth capacity of these terminals will enable the Navy to augment military satellite communications by supporting essential mission requirements and by providing high-speed Internet access for as many as 5,000 military personnel onboard each aircraft carrier. The new terminals will replace existing Harris AN/WSC-8 terminals that have provided shipboard C-band communications for the Navy for more than ten years.
"This contract reflects Harris Corporation's ongoing commitment to providing the U.S. military with the most advanced communications technology available, and puts us at the forefront of providing cutting-edge, multiband SATCOM terminal solutions for the U.S. Navy," said Wes Covell, president of Harris Defense Programs. "As the leading wideband communications provider to the Navy, Harris is proud to have been selected to provide this new generation of shipboard communications capability."
Harris Defense Programs business is a major developer, supplier and integrator of communications and information processing products, systems, and networks for a diverse base of aerospace, terrestrial and maritime programs. Harris supports the ongoing transformation of military communications for both U.S. and international customers.
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 annual revenue of more than $5 billion and 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.
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