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Harris Awarded $238M to Build Aviation Weather Info Dissemination System; Carl D’Alessandro Comments

HARRISHarris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a potential eight-year, $238 million contract to design, build and implement a technology for the Federal Aviation Administration to disseminate weather information to U.S. airspace users.

FAA’s Common Support Services-Weather infrastructure will be built to allow the agency to share climate data with aviation companies that utilize the national airspace system, Harris said Wednesday.

Carl D’Alessandro, vice president and general manager for civil programs at Harris’ government communications systems business, said the company aims to help reduce weather-related flight delays in the U.S. with the CSS-Wx platform.

The company plans to design the system with geospatial and temporal filtering tools intended to process meteorological data as well as a data sharing format designed to comply with Open Geospatial Consortium standards.

Harris has developed communication technologies for multiple weather management initiatives at FAA, the Defense Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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