The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has selected Harris Corporation
(NYSE:HRS) to enhance the capabilities of the military's Soldier Radio
Waveform (SRW). The Army awarded Harris $9 million in orders to make
improvements to SRW under the 2012 SRW Software In-Service Support
Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract. The orders were
received during the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
SRW is an open-standard voice and data waveform used to extend
battlefield networks to the tactical edge. Harris will incorporate
features that make it easier and faster to port the SRW software to a
wide range of radios, reducing development costs. Several features under
contract will simplify the operation and management of the SRW network.
"The U.S. government is leveraging Harris' leadership and expertise in
tactical communications to provide the warfighter with greater
operational capability in wideband networking,'' said George Helm,
president, Department of Defense business, Harris RF Communications.
"These are the first of many enhancements that will strengthen the
performance of SRW and address evolving mission requirements.''
The enhancements developed by Harris will be placed in the Joint
Tactical Networking Center Information Repository, which facilitates
software re-use in DoD tactical radios.
Harris has industry-leading expertise in SRW, including waveform
porting, testing, validation and certification. Both the Harris
Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G and AN/PRC-152A
are Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) and NSA Type-1 certified for SRW
implementation. Additionally, Harris has integrated the AN/PRC-117G and
AN/PRC-152A with the JTRS Joint Enterprise Network Manager to assure
interoperability with tactical radios developed by other vendors.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio
communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for
military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon®
family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack,
handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III® is the next
generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's JTRS requirements,
as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF
Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications®
systems and equipment for public safety, utility and
transportation markets -- with products ranging from the most advanced IP
voice and data networks to portable and mobile single and multiband
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has
approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees --
including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to
developing best-in-class assured communications®
products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris
Corporation is available at 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. 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.
Ben Rand, 585-241-8187
Jim Burke, 321-727-9131