Harris Corporation Awarded $20 Million Technology and Services Contract for a Marine Corps Training System
System Integrates Multiple, Real-time Video Streams and Audio to Enhance Training
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a three-year, $20 million contract by L3 Communications to provide products and services for a next-generation Tactical Video Capture System (TVCS) that will support training at various U.S. Marine Corps locations across the U.S. and abroad.
The TVCS seamlessly blends real-time audio and video from multiple cameras and multiple training events to create an integrated view of each exercise and the live movement of personnel. The system will provide the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command with real-time visualization and situational awareness during pre-deployment training. The system also provides quick, after-action reviews of just-completed exercises that can include insertions of graphics, text and other training details. In addition to its instantaneous information capabilities, the system is expected to reduce costs and lower the risk of life during actual enemy engagement by quickly providing information for preemptive actions to stop or contain emerging threats.
Under the contract, Harris Information Technology Services will provide all network hardware procurement and design, and will install and test the TVCS at 10 Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training sites in the continental U.S., as well as five sites outside the continental U.S. The program is expected to be completed by February 2011.
“The integration of video from multiple cameras in many locations will provide trainers with both real-time information about the in-progress exercise and recorded 3D views following the event, so they can quickly analyze and act on the information that they see and hear,” said John Heller, vice president of Department of Defense Operations, Harris IT Services. “This type of video training system also has potential benefit in other, non-military applications such as homeland security and emergency response training exercises.”
Other members of the L3 Communications TVCS team include SY Coleman, Henry Brothers, Tapestry Solutions, Sarnoff Corporation, and Cisco Systems.
Harris Information Technology Services is a leading provider of IT and communications services to defense, intelligence, homeland security, and civil customers. With 3,000 professionals operating at locations worldwide, the business supports large-scale, mission-critical networks with technical expertise and unparalleled customer commitment through the full technology lifecycle.
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