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Harris Taps GE Computers to Fulfill Subcontract to Lockheed on Army Rocket System

Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has placed single board computer orders with General Electric to help satisfy the requirements of a subcontract with Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT).

Lockheed subcontracted Harris to design and build electronics for the U.S. Army’s MLRS M-270 HIMARS platform.

GE will provide Harris with PPC7EP single board computers for the multiple launch rocket system program.

The immediate value of the order is more than $3.5 million, with the total value expected to be approximately $7 million. GE has received a series of orders from Harris for the MLRS program for more than 12 years, according to a release.

In 1999, Harris made its first selection of processors and mezzanine cards as part of a program to upgrade of more than 900 units in service with the Army. The HIMARS was originally developed by Lockheed in 1996 and put into service in 2005.

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