Harris Press Release


Harris Corporation Awarded $297 Million IDIQ Contract to Provide Falcon Tactical Radios to U.S. Department of Navy

Highlights:

  • Five-year IDIQ contract covers all major radio types and frequency ranges, including HF, VHF, UHF.
  • Will provide line-of-site and beyond-line-of-sight tactical communications.
  • Establishes Harris as provider of tactical radio solutions to Navy.

MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, October 2, 2012 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $297 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to deliver Falcon® tactical radio systems to the U.S. Department of the Navy.

The five-year contract, awarded by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, enables the Navy to acquire Harris Falcon tactical radios and accessories for ground personnel and small craft tactical requirements. The contract covers all major radio types and frequency ranges from the Harris Falcon family, including the Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G wideband manpack; the Falcon III® AN/PRC-152 multiband handheld; and the Falcon II® AN/PRC-150(C) high-frequency manpack radios.

"Harris is the leading global provider of tactical communications to the Department of Defense and allies around the world, with the broadest portfolio of solutions,'' said George Helm, president, U.S. Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications. "This contract enables the Navy to deploy handheld, manpack, fixed mount/vehicular and base station radios for applications in high-frequency, very-high frequency, ultra-high frequency, line-of-sight and satellite communications. Our products are fully interoperable with all U.S. and coalition forces.''

The contract is part of Portable Radios Program (PRP), which procures and fields radios for the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations for secure/non-secure voice and data communications, satellite communications, and emergency communications for ships. Harris has been a provider to the PRP program since its inception in 2007.

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees — including 6,000 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 harris.com.

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Contact Information:

Ben Rand
RF Communications
ben.rand@harris.com
585-241-8187

Jim Burke
Harris Corporation
jim.burke@harris.com
321-727-9131

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Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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