Harris, Dynetics Seek Investors for $250M Satellite Imagery Project; Mike Graves Comments

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A team comprising of Dynetics, Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) Draper Laboratory and OmniEarth LLC have launched a 0 million venture to develop and operate an 18-satellite constellation that provides Earth imagery, Space News reported Monday. Debra Werner writes the joint venture will offer multispectral data of the Earth and change-detection systems for clients in the agriculture, oil and natural gas, geospatial,...

George Helm: USSOCOM Orders Harris Radios for Tactical Net

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won an $18 million order from the U.S. Special Operations Command for manpack and handheld radios as USSOCOM aims to grow its tactical communications network. The company intends for users to communicate voice, video and data during intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations with each other through the Falcon III radios, Harris said Monday. “This new network...

Tracey Haslam Appointed Harris CapRock President; Jim Morris Comments

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Tracey Haslam, formerly vice president and general manager of Harris CapRock Communications’ energy business, has been appointed president of the Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) business unit. Haslam will report directly to Jim Morris, group president of Harris Integrated Network Solutions, and be responsible for Harris CapRock’s satellite and terrestrial communications services for the energy, government...

Harris CapRock to Build Satellite Systems for FAA’s Alaska Network; David Cavossa Comments

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Harris CapRock Communications has won a potential 10-year, $46 million contract to continue developing satellite systems for the Federal Aviation Administration’s telecommunications infrastructure in Alaska. The subsidiary will build two satellite systems for voice and data connectivity under the Alaskan Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure program, through which the FAA manages air traffic...

Harris to Update DoD Soldier Radio Waveform; George Helm Comments

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Harris 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...

Harris Intl Radio Contract Increased to $846M

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The U.S. Army has increased the potential value of an international radio procurement contract held by Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) to $846 million. Saudi Arabia, Poland, Czech Republic, El Salvador, Latvia and Romania are acquiring radios under the foreign military sales contract, the Defense Department said Friday. Harris will also produce 232 mid-tier networking radios for the Army under an $8.4 million...

Harris to Install VA Medical Center Wireless Network; Wayne Lucernoni Comments

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Wayne Lucernoni Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won the final and third phase of a potential four-year, $60 million contract to provide a wireless network platform for Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers. The VA aims to expand mobile device usage for 112 medical centers and connect healthcare providers to data at any time from any location under the program, Harris said Thursday. Wayne Lucernoni,...

Harris Wins $140M for Army Networking Radios

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a potential 0.7 million contract to produce mid-tier networking vehicular radios for the U.S. Army, Defense News reported Wednesday. Paul McLeary writes the Army will initially order 232 radios under an $8.4 million delivery order for testing and evaluation and plans to eventually buy 2,500 low-rate initial production units. The Army intends for the radio systems...

Harris Wins 1-Year Air Force GPS, Satellite Services Extension

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Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a one-year, $65,083,169 contract extension to continue helping the U.S. Air Force operate and maintain its satellite control network and GPS antenna sites. The Defense Department expects to have $52,594,739 in fiscal year 2013 operations and maintenance funds obligated before the additional year of services starts on Sept. 30, according to a Friday Pentagon notice. Services...

Harris Board Approves $1B Share Buyback Plan, 42-Cent Dividend

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Harris Corp.’s (NYSE: HRS) board of directors has approved a plan to buy back $1 billion in shares in addition to an existing program that has $62 million left in unused authorizations. The board has also declared a quarterly cash dividend of 42 cents per share to shareholders of record as of Sept. 10, 13.5 percent higher than the previous dividend, Harris said Monday. With this increase, the...