PORT HUENEME, CA/MELBOURNE, FL, March 19, 2009 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected to supply additional Rugged Deployable Satellite Communications Terminals (RDSATs) to the U.S. Navy First Construction Division — the Seabees — under a two-year, $30 million follow-on order. The new terminals, along with previously purchased terminals, will provide the Navy with advanced, multiband satellite reach-back capabilities from around the globe to command centers in the U.S. The Seabees have built military bases, bulldozed and paved thousands of miles of roadway and airstrips, and accomplished myriad other construction projects dating back to World War II.
The Harris satellite communications terminals are capable of communicating with satellite constellations operating in commercial C- and Ku-bands as well as with military constellations operating in X-band. Additionally, a standard upgrade is available to support Ka-band operations with the Wideband Global SATCOM system constellation. The RDSAT AN/USC-65(V)5 features a 2.5 meter ring-focus antenna and pedestal. Its components are integrated into weather-resistant, ruggedized transit cases, resulting in a transportable terminal that is lightweight, yet expandable.
"We are proud that the Navy has again selected Harris SATCOM terminals to provide reach-back communications in support of its world-wide deployments," said Wes Covell, president of Harris Defense Programs. "With multiband access, the Seabees are able to perform their mission with ready access to critical stateside information, thereby enabling warfighter success."
Harris Defense Programs business is a major developer, supplier and integrator of communications and information processing products, systems, and networks for a diverse base of aerospace, terrestrial and maritime programs. Harris supports the ongoing transformation of military communications for U.S. and international customers.
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 $5.4 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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