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Harris Corporation Selected by The Boeing Company To Provide Small Diameter Bomb Increment II Weapon Data Link


Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been selected to provide its advanced weapon data link technology for The Boeing Company’s (NYSE:BA) Small Diameter Bomb Increment II precision-guided weapon.

The Boeing Small Diameter Bomb (SDB) Increment II weapon will enable the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps to attack moving targets in all weather conditions. The Harris data link enables the weapon to receive target location updates during flight and to feed back information such as weapon status and bomb impact assessment. The data link solution combines the advanced technology of Harris software-defined, Type 1 encrypted Falcon® III radios with a small tactical terminal provided by teammate ViaSat.

The Boeing SDB Increment II is a planned evolution of the combat-proven SDB I GBU-39 weapon, which has been used in Iraq and Afghanistan since October 2006. The SDB I uses a combat-proven, anti-jam GPS electronics module from Harris to protect against the unintentional or intentional interference or jamming of the weapon’s satellite guidance receivers.

“The selection of our data link is a credit to the performance and flexibility achieved by integrating our Falcon® III handheld radio technology with ViaSat’s Link 16 Small Tactical Terminal,” said Dan Pearson, group president of Harris Defense Communications and Electronics. “Harris has a long history of success in the development of weapon data links, and the Harris-ViaSat team is fully committed to providing Boeing a data link that exceeds expectations and contributes to the success of Boeing’s SDB Increment II precision-guided weapon.”

Harris is a certified Gold Level Preferred Supplier to Boeing.


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