Harris Wins $150M for FAA Analog-to-Digital Conversion Project; John O’Sullivan Comments

HARRISHarris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a potential seven-year, $150 million task order to help the Federal Aviation Administration convert the U.S. air traffic communications network to a digital system.

This latest task brings the total potential value of Harris’ contract under the FAA Data Communications Integrated Services program to $481 million, Harris said Thursday.

Harris won the DCIS contract in September 2012 and its partners for the Data Communications Network Services portion include ARINC, SITA, and Thales.

John O’Sullivan, Harris vice president of NextGen initiatives and civil programs, said the company will work to help the agency transition from its current analog voice communications setup to a digital data connection.

“DCNS is a critical next step in advancing the nation’s aviation system into the digital era, ” O’Sullivan added.

The company will produce high-frequency data links and terrestrial circuits that work to help ground-based aviation controllers and flight crews communicate with each other.

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