MELBOURNE, FL, July 22, 2008 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a two-year, $9.1 million follow-on production contract by the U.S. Navy to supply digital map computers that provide military aircrews with advanced situational awareness via cockpit displays. The contract brings the total value of the Tactical Airborne Moving Map Capability (TAMMAC) program to Harris to more than $100 million since 1997. The total contract is expected to reach $120 million by 2012.
Under the latest installment, Harris will supply more than 200 digital map computers for use on a variety of military jets and helicopters. The company hosted Navy VIPs today for a ceremony marking the delivery of the 1,000th unit as part the previous contract.
The TAMMAC Digital Map Computer (DMC) provides aircrews with a graphical presentation of the aircraft's current position, as well as the relative positions of targets, threats, terrain features, planned mission flight path, and other information. The DMC's advanced mapping capabilities significantly increase mission effectiveness and ensure that flight crews are operating with the most sophisticated terrain and threat data available. A new version of the DMC, the Digital Video Map Computer (DVMC), provides a 1024x1280 high-resolution digital moving map image channel.
The TAMMAC map is used on the U.S. Navy's FA-18C/D, FA-18E/F and EA-18G; the U.S. Marine Corps' F/A-18A/C/D, AV-8B, AH-1Z, and UH-1Y; the EH-101 for Denmark and Italy; the CF-18 A/B for Canada; and the FA-18A/B for Australia.
"This most recent award and delivery of the 1,000th DMC unit are key milestones in this program, which provides pilots with two independent channels of real-time, digital moving map data, and threat and terrain conflict overlays in various display modes," said Wes Covell, president of Harris Defense Programs. "We are very proud of this program's success and of our ability to continue to provide this advanced technology for enhanced levels of situational awareness that support such a wide variety of aircraft."
Harris Defense Programs develops, supplies, and integrates communications and information processing products, systems, and networks for a diverse base of aerospace, terrestrial and maritime applications supporting U.S. Department of Defense missions. Harris is committed to delivering leading-edge technologies that support the military's ongoing transformation to network-centric communications.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of more than $5 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications®; products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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