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Harris Corporation Awarded $25 Million Contract to Sustain Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Ground System

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Harris Corporation Awarded $25 Million Contract to Sustain Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Ground System

Harris Corporation Awarded $25 Million Contract to Sustain Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Ground System

WASHINGTON & MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was awarded a five-year, $25 million contract by the Air Force Space Command Space and Missile Systems Center to sustain the ground system for the Defense Meteorological Satellites Program. The contract includes one base year and four one-year options.

“Harris will continue to apply our unique expertise on this contract to ensure the program’s ground system remains fully operational and compliant with requirements for years to come.”

Under the contract, Harris will maintain Defense Meteorological Satellites Program (DMSP) software and hardware, and support compliance with information assurance requirements. Harris is the original developer of this ground system, providing engineering, upgrades and maintenance support for more than 40 years.

”Harris’ deep knowledge of this program was gained through over 40 years of experience delivering engineering and support for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program,” said John Heller, president, Harris IT Services. “Harris will continue to apply our unique expertise on this contract to ensure the program’s ground system remains fully operational and compliant with requirements for years to come.”

The Harris team includes subcontractor Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. This contract was awarded under the U.S. General Services Administration’s Alliant contract vehicle.

In IT Services, Harris designs, deploys and operates customer-centric, secure communication systems and information networks with optimal reliability and affordability for high-profile customers in government and commercial markets. Well-credentialed professionals deliver expertise in Program Management, Enterprise Services Management and Information Assurance worldwide.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets worldwide. 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.

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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