Harris Corporation Awarded $4.5 Million Contract by Boeing for Apache Helicopter Solid State Recording Device
MELBOURNE, Florida, August 2, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a world leader in advanced avionics for military aircraft, today announced that it has been awarded a $4.5 million contract by The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) to develop and supply preproduction Solid State Recording Device (SSRD) units for the U.S. Army’s AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter. The SSRD stores sensor data and video, aircraft systems data and other high-density data required to maximize aircrew situational awareness and training, as well as aircraft maintenance. The value of the production phase of the contract is estimated at $16.4 million, bringing the total potential value of the SSRD program for Harris to nearly $21 million.
“As a longtime supplier to Boeing on the Apache aircraft, we at Harris are very pleased to be selected for the SSRD contract,” said Sheldon Fox, vice president and general manager of the Department of Defense Programs business unit of the Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “The Harris SSRD will provide the next generation of powerful, onboard data storage and retrieval capabilities to support the Apache helicopter’s combat missions.”
The Harris SSRD replaces the Expanded Data Transfer Unit and combines the separate data and video storage devices on the Multiyear II Apache AH-64D. The SSRD provides a minimum of 64 Gigabytes of nonvolatile, removable onboard data storage in a small, lightweight and ruggedized military package. The device features a powerful processor and memory hardware, and communicates with on-board mission processors via multiple 1 Gigabyte Ethernet interfaces.
The Apache Longbow helicopter features fully integrated avionics and weapons, and a state-of-the-art modem that transmits real-time, secure and digitized battlefield information to air and ground forces. It can rapidly detect, classify, prioritize and engage stationary or moving targets at standoff ranges in nearly all weather environments.
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 www.harris.com.
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