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Harris Wins Shipboard Satellite Communications Deal with Canada

Harris (NYSE: HRS) signed a $2 million contract with the Canadian government for shipboard satellite communications terminals.

According to the firm, “the Harris terminals will reduce expensive dial-up lease costs while significantly increasing shipboard bandwidth capacity –  equipping the Canadian Navy with affordable, global access to a variety of military and commercial satellite networks.”

The deal marks the first international sale of the firm’s maritime wideband terminals, popular with the U.S. Navy.

“Harris is the leading wideband communications provider to the U.S. Navy, and we are proud to be selected by the Canadian Government to provide this new generation of shipboard communications capability to their fleet, ” said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems.  “This contract represents a strategic international win for our defense business – driven by the affordability of our advanced technology, and our ability to make immediate deliveries that fully meet our customer’s deployment needs.”

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