Harris Corporation Awarded $65 Million Network Maintenance Contract by U.S. Air Force Space Command
October 9, 2013
Harris will support worldwide satellite and communications network.
Program includes mission-critical operational readiness for the 50thSpace Wing.
Extends company’s 15-year relationship with the customer.
MELBOURNE, Fla. & WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has been awarded a $65 million contract
modification to provide worldwide satellite data and communications
support to the U.S. Air Force’s Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and
Global Positioning System antenna sites. Harris received the
modification to its current Network and Space Operations and Maintenance
contract, which supports the U.S. Air Force Space Command's 50th Space
Under the contract, a team led by Harris will continue to support both
inbound and outbound data and communications for more than 150
Department of Defense satellites, operating and maintaining the AFSCN’s
antenna and ground system infrastructure at ten locations worldwide.
Located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, the 50th Space Wing is
responsible for the operation and support of Department of Defense
satellites, as well as the worldwide AFSCN. The AFSCN provides
readiness, launch, early orbit/on-orbit support, and anomaly resolution
for a variety of satellite constellations.
“The 50th Space Wing plays a vital role in our nation’s defense by
managing a complex system of satellites. This requires extraordinary
technological knowledge and management skill,” said Wayne Lucernoni,
president, Harris IT Services. “Harris helps ensure that communications
and critical data are properly managed. This contract modification
expands our support at a reduced cost to the Air Force and U.S.
In IT Services, Harris designs, deploys, operates and maintains secure
communications systems and information networks for some of the most
complex, essential applications in the world for high-profile customers
in government and commercial markets. Well-credentialed professionals
deliver expertise worldwide in Systems and Network Integration, Managed
Services, Cyber Security/Information Assurance, Mobility, and Cloud
Services — on time, on budget, with solutions that are ready for today
andbuilt for tomorrow.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has
approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees —
including 6,000 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 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.