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U.S. Navy Awards Harris Corporation $9.3 Million Follow-On Production Contract for Cockpit Digital Map Computers


Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a two-year, $9.3 million Lot 7 production contract by the U.S. Navy to supply digital map computers that provide military aircrews with highly sophisticated moving maps and critical mission information via cockpit displays.

Under the agreement, Harris will supply more than 200 digital map computers over a two-year period for use on a variety of military jets and helicopters. Harris has been awarded more than $95 million in contracts since 1997 for the Tactical Airborne Moving Map Capability (TAMMAC) Digital Map Computers (DMC). The total value of the TAMMAC DMC program for Harris is expected to reach $120 million by 2012.

The TAMMAC DMC provides aircrews with a graphical presentation of the aircraft’s current position, as well as the relative positions of targets, threats, terrain features, planned mission flight path, and other information. The DMC’s advanced mapping capabilities significantly increase mission effectiveness and ensure that flight crews are operating with the most sophisticated terrain and threat data available. A new version of the DMC, the Digital Video Map Computer (DVMC), includes an additional card set that provides a 1024x1280 high-resolution digital moving map image channel.

The TAMMAC map is used on the U.S. Navy’s FA-18C/D, FA-18E/F and EA-18G; the Marine Corps’ F/A-18A/C/D, AV-8B, AH-1Z, and UH-1Y; the EH-101 for Denmark and Italy; the CF-18 A/B for Canada; and the FA-18A/B for Australia.

“These map computers provide pilots with two independent channels of real-time, digital moving map data, and threat and terrain conflict overlays in various display modes,” said Sheldon Fox, president of Department of Defense Programs, Harris Defense Communications and Electronics. “We are extremely proud to continue providing this advanced technology for enhanced situational awareness that supports such a wide variety of aircraft and flight crews.”


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