November 20 Market Close: GovCon Index Stays Flat, US Stocks Rise

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The GovCon Index recorded a nominal increase Thursday to close at 69.118 — 0.005 percent up from Wednesday. Bloomberg reported that energy and small-cap shares drove gains across the U.S. stock market Tuesday, increases that offset investors’ worries over weak growth worldwide. A purchasing managers’ index for factories and services activity in the Eurozone reached its lowest...

Harris Corp. Lands NGA Geospatial Data Service Contracts

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Harris Corp. will deliver geospatial data services to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency under a series of potential five-year contracts that could total $770 million with all options exercised. The indefinite-delivery/requirements contracts will include development of mapping technology and services designed to accurately and quickly meet the mission needs of the military and intelligence...

Harris Receives $19M Air Force Falcon Wideband Radio Order

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a $19 million contract to supply wideband radio systems to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command. The company will provide up to 1,500 Falcon III AN/PRC-152A radios and accessories that AFSOC intends to use for ground-to-air communications and situational awareness missions, Harris said Tuesday. Harris designed the wideband tactical radios to help clients...

Harris Lands $88M Middle East Wideband Radio Order; Brendan O’Connell Comments

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Brendan O’Connell Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won an $88 million contract to build wideband tactical radios for an unidentified country in the Middle East. The company will deliver its Falcon III 7800 family of tactical radios, wideband mobile ad-hoc networking and voice and data communications to the country, Harris said Thursday. “These advanced communications systems will support...

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 $250 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,...

George Helm: USSOCOM Orders Harris Radios for Tactical Net

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

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

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...