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Harris to Update DoD Soldier Radio Waveform; George Helm Comments

Harris w-BorderHarris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has received a $9 million order from the Defense Department to update the U.S. Army‘s soldier radio waveforms for battlefield tactical communications.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity order was awarded under the 2012 SRW Software In-Service Support vehicle and booked in the first quarter of Harris’ 2014 fiscal year, Harris said Tuesday.

George Helm, president of DoD business at Harris RF Communications, said the company will work to use it knowledge in tactical communications as it aims to grow wideband networking for soldiers.

“These are the first of many enhancements intended to strengthen the performance of SRW and address evolving mission requirements, ’’ Helm added.

SRW is a voice and data waveform designed to boost frontline Internet Protocol networks for tactical missions.

Harris will aim to streamline management and operation of the network and address portability and development cost concerns.

The updates will be housed in the Joint Tactical Networking Center’s information repository.

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