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30 June 2016

Harris Wins Multiple Contracts for Tactical Comms

The US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) has awarded Harris Corporation a follow-on five year contract with a ceiling value of $1.7 billion for secure tactical communication solutions.

The contract is awarded under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) programme, which aims at improving interoperability among coalition partners.

Harris will supply a wide range of secure radio communications, tactical communication networks and embedded high-grade encryption solutions drawn from the broad spectrum of the company’s tactical communications offerings.

Chris Young, President of Harris Communication Systems, commented that the contract, “highlights that Harris tactical communication solutions continue to meet the varied needs of our international customers, [and] will add to an already broad range of Harris communications products and services for international customers under the FMS programme.”

At the same time, the company announced a $15 million order from an undisclosed Middle Eastern nation for provision of tactical radios, network management systems, training and logistics support as part of that nation’s modernisation programme. The contract includes Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) and SPEARNET tactical radios for ground forces elements of the nation’s aviation branch.