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Harris Ship-Tracking Receivers Hosted on Iridium Next Satellites Now Operational

TYSONS CORNER, VA, June 7, 2017 — Harris (NYSE: HRS) has started the operations of four maritime vessel tracking receivers that are hosted on the Iridium Communications (Nasdaq: IRDM) satellites launched in January, ExecutiveBiz reported Tuesday.

The Iridium Next-hosted payloads work to track an estimated 250,000 ships around the world and provide Automatic Identification System data to government and commercial customers, Harris said Monday.

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