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Harris Corporation Team Completes FTI Mission Support Network


MELBOURNE, Florida, July 6, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced that its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) team has successfully completed the transition of all FAA sites from the legacy Administrative Data Transmission Network (ADTN) to the new FTI Mission Support network. Harris is the prime contractor and system architect for the FTI program, which was awarded in 2002.

The FTI Mission Support network replaces the FAA’s existing wide-area network that transports administrative functions such as payroll and e-mail. The FTI Mission Support network transition included the installation of new services to more than 790 FAA locations — from the smallest manned radar sites to the largest regional offices and FAA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and was completed one month ahead of schedule. With site installations complete, the transition of network monitoring from the legacy Network Control Center to the Harris Primary Network Operations Control Center is underway and will be completed by September 30, 2006.

“The successful completion of the Mission Support network ahead of schedule is yet another great example of what can be accomplished when the FAA’s program and field offices work closely with Harris and its teammates to meet a demanding schedule,” said John O’Sullivan, FTI program vice president, Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “Support from the two primary Harris subcontractors, CACI, Inc., and Sprint, was invaluable in meeting this key Mission Support milestone and Harris applauds their efforts.”

During the 15-year FTI program, Harris is upgrading and improving telecommunications and operations functions at more than 4,400 FAA facilities nationwide, providing the FAA with a safer, more efficient network that is projected to save hundreds of millions of dollars in operating costs over the life of the program. FTI equipment has now been installed and accepted at 1,600 FAA facilities with more than 6,500 of the 20,000 operational services accepted and in service nationwide since the network build-out began in November 2004.

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


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