Harris Corporation Awarded National Polar-orbiting Operational Environment Satellite System Data Exploitation Study Contract
OMAHA, Nebraska, July 31, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a world leader in satellite communications equipment and satellite network support and control solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a 6-month, $1 million contract by the U.S. Air Force Electronic Systems Center (ESC) to complete a concept development study concerning the integration of National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) environmental satellite data into the Air Force Weather Weapons System (AFWWS) strategic centers. The NPOESS, a joint Department of Defense, Department of Commerce and NASA program, collects global atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial and near-space environmental data and disseminates it to U.S. civil and military users.
“Harris support to ESC and the Air Force weather community spans more than 35 years, so we are very pleased to have this opportunity to continue working with them on this vital study effort,” said Jeremy Wensinger, group president of Integrated Systems and Services for the Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “Developing a roadmap for the integration of a new generation of environmental satellite data sources into current and future ground processing architectures is a tremendous challenge. Harris looks forward to meeting that challenge as a key member of an innovative, forward-looking ESC-Air Force Weather Agency (AFWA)-industry team. Ultimately, this very important study will lead to enhanced battlespace awareness for the warfighter.”
The Air Force ESC will use the results of the NPOESS Data Exploitation Study (DES) to determine the optimum and most cost-effective end-to-end configuration for the ingest, formatting, storage, assimilation, dissemination and archiving of NPOESS data into architectures at the AFWA located at Offutt AFB in Nebraska and the Air Force Combat Climatology Center (AFCCC) in Asheville, North Carolina.
Harris Technical Services Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harris Corporation, serving the information technology services marketplace. HTSC provides world-class, cost-effective operation, maintenance, engineering, and technical support services to the U.S. government, prime contractors, and other Harris divisions.
Harris GCSD 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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