Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRSHazard Ranking System) has won potential $291.6 million contract to provide a new air transportation voice system to the Federal Aviation Administration, the FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin announced Monday.
The contract contains five base years and five two-year options and is for the FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin’s Next Generation Air Transportation System, or NextGen.
The FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin said the new National Airspace System’s voice system will provide ground-to-ground voice communications between air traffic controllers and air-to-ground voice communications between controllers and aircraft.
Harris will replace a 40-year old legacy system and help the FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin deploy the new system to air traffic control towers, terminal and en route facilities.
Future NextGen air traffic control facilities will also receive the new system, the FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin said.
The new system will have router-based telecommunications technology, designed for information sharing and monitoring between facilities.
Harris recently delivered a new radio system to the FAAFederal Aviation Administratioin for use in the Gulf of Mexico region.