Harris Corporation Signs Lockheed Martin as Teammate For Advanced EHF Navy Multiband Terminal Competition
MELBOURNE, Florida, August 7, 2006 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a world leader in satellite communications (SATCOM) terminal systems for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), announced today that Lockheed Martin Maritime Systems and Sensors (MS2) has joined Harris as a teammate in the competition to develop the next-generation, Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) Navy Multiband Terminal (NMT). The AEHF NMT will be installed on ships and submarines and also used on shore. The U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command is scheduled to perform a competitive downselect and issue a contract in June 2007 for the design, development, integration, test and production phase of the AEHF NMT program. Should Harris win the downselect for the engineering, manufacture and development (EMD) phase, the overall value of the NMT program for the Harris team could exceed $1.4 billion by 2015.
“Lockheed Martin MS2 offers valuable submarine communications expertise and solutions for this nationally important military SATCOM program, so we are very pleased to have them join our team,” said Dan Pearson, group president - Defense Communications, Harris Government Communications Systems Division. “Lockheed Martin also brings proven Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) experience that is recognized by the U.S. Navy, as well as a team of strong and diversified engineering professionals. They will also have roles in the EMD and production phases of the program if the Harris team is selected.”
The NMT program combines purchases for as many as 300 terminal systems for the U.S. Navy and the governments of Canada, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Initial work on the terminals will be performed at Harris facilities in Palm Bay, Florida.
The AEHF satellite program, managed by the U.S. Air Force, is a follow-on to the DoD’s highly secure and protected Milstar communications satellite system. Once fully operational, the Advanced EHF constellation will consist of three cross-linked satellites. The U.S. Navy’s NMTs will enable its afloat and shore units to communicate simultaneously from anywhere in the world via Air Force satellites, as well as other military and commercial satellites. The multiband, multimode terminals will provide deployed Navy commanders with secure command and control capability, as well as enhanced communications such as tactical data and imagery, real-time video, battlefield maps and targeting information
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.
# # #
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. Other factors that may impact the company’s results and forward-looking statement may be disclosed in the company’s filings with the SEC. 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.
- Contact Information
- Sleighton Meyer
- Harris Government Communications Systems Division
- Harris Corporation
- Contact via E-mail
This news content was configured by WebWire editorial staff. Linking is permitted.
News Release Distribution and Press Release Distribution Services Provided by WebWire.