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Harris’ Exelis Arm Receives $316M Contract Modification for IR Instruments on NOAA Satellites

HARRISA subsidiary of Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will supply two Cross-track Infrared Sounder instruments for two upcoming Joint Polar Satellite System follow-on missions under a $316 million contract modification from NASA.

NASA said Thursday Exelis will manufacture and test the CrIS instruments for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration‘s JPSS-3 and JPSS-4 and provide launch and post-launch services.

The modification brings the total value of NASA’s contract with Exelis to $701.2 million and extends support through the 18 months following JPSS-4’s launch.

CrIS will work to support NOAA’s weather forecasting operations, NASA added.

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