MELBOURNE, Florida, April 6, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced that its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) team has successfully completed the installation of and transition to the new FTI Mission Support Services network for all of the FAA's 44 primary and secondary core sites, including FAA headquarters and key operations centers. Harris is the prime contractor and system architect for the FTI program, which was awarded in 2002. FTI will improve telecommunications and operations functions and significantly reduce operating costs at more than 4,500 FAA facilities nationwide.
"The Mission Support program is on schedule and represents the first major upgrade to the FAA's administrative network in more than 10 years and will provide a much more secure and reliable network for communications within the FAA," said John O'Sullivan, FTI program vice president, Harris Government Communications Systems Division. "We're very proud of the progress that has been made on the FTI Mission Support program — it's another example of what teamwork between the FAA and Harris is accomplishing."
The FTI Mission Support network replaces the FAA's existing wide-area network that transports administrative functions such as payroll and e-mail. More than 70 percent of the FAA's smaller sites are already transitioned to the Mission Support network, with all transitions expected to be complete by June 2006.
As part of the FTI program, the Harris team is consolidating the Leased Interfacility NAS Communications System, Data Multiplexing Network, Bandwidth Manager, and National Aviation Data Interchange Network into an integrated telecommunications infrastructure. Harris also is replacing the Agency Data Telecommunications Network and the FAA Telecommunications Satellite System. Requirements include providing Wide Area Network services, upgrading switching and routing services, improving network monitoring and control, implementing a state-of-the-art security system, and providing network engineering services. In addition to the Mission Support network installations, the FTI program has installed equipment at more than 1,300 FAA facilities nationwide and 4,300 services have been accepted.
Harris Government Communications Systems Division conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the-art, assured communications solutions and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its military and government customers, while serving as the technology base for the company's diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees, including 5,500 engineers and scientists. The company's four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, visit www.harris.com.
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