Harris Wins Potential $85M FAA Contract to Upgrade Satellite Communications Network

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has won a potential $85 million contract from the Federal Aviation Administration.

The contract has a five-year base and five one-year options. Harris will act as prime contractor for the Alaskan satellite telecommunications infrastructure program.

Harris will replace and upgrade an existing satellite communications network that links the Alaskan Air Route Traffic Control Center in Anchorage with 64 regional FAA facilities.

The company will also provide a new network management system, system security enhancements, logistics support and training.

The infrastructure provides Alaska with 90 percent of its inter-facility communications for critical, essential and routine air traffic control services that support commercial aviation.

Harris teammates on the ASTI program include General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, General DataComm, Comtech EF Data Corporation, DHL Logistics and Rockwell Collins Satellite Communications Services.

“The ASTI program builds on Harris’ communication networks and Air Traffic Control systems expertise with the FAA and the Alaskan aviation community”, said John O’Sullivan, vice president of Harris’ mission-critical networks business.  “We operate the FAA’s nationwide telecommunications network and were the original supplier of their ANICS network. We know the vital importance of communications to the FAA’s mission and the trust the FAA puts in us to ensure that new technology is transitioned in a manner that does not impact Alaskan air traffic operations.”

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