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TMCNet:  Harris Corporation Receives $7 Million in Orders for Tactical Communications from the Department of Homeland Security

[November 08, 2012]

Harris Corporation Receives $7 Million in Orders for Tactical Communications from the Department of Homeland Security

MELBOURNE, Fla. & ROCHESTER, N.Y. --(Business Wire)--

Harris Corporation (News - Alert) (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received $7 million in orders to deliver public safety and tactical communications systems to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its component agencies, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Coast Guard. The orders were awarded through the five-year, $3 billion DHS Tactical Communications (TacCom) indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract vehicle.

Harris will provide the U.S. Coast Guard with Falcon III® AN/PRC-117G multiband manpack tactical radios that will be installed across the Coast Guard fleet to provide interoperable tactical communications with local, state and federal agencies, as well as the Department of Defense.

The AN/PRC-117G radio operates multiple waveforms for narrowband line-of-sight voice and data communications, beyond-line-of-sight satellite communications, communication with public safety agencies, and wideband data communications.

The AN/PRC-117G will be deployed in conjunction with Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A wideband handheld radios to deliver end-to-end wideband capabilities for transmitting voice, video and data across Coast Guard tactical teams.

Separately, Harris also will provide the Federal Emergency Managment Agency (FEMA) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) with a standards-based P25 Land Mobile Radio system. The Center, located on Fort McClellan in Alabama, is charged with training first responders in recovery tactics for response to critical homeland security situations. The trunked Harris P25 UHF System will provide coverage across the entire CDP campus, including in-building coverage. The Harris system provides interoperability with local first responders' 800 MHz communication systems.

"The Coast Guard is using this important procurement vehicle to deploy Falcon III® radios, while DHS is rapidly implementing a Harris P25 system," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "The TacCom contract highlights Harris' unique capability to deliver powerful solutions that integrate tactical and land mobile radio systems and bridge the needs of civilian and tactical responders."

Harris was selected to provide land mobile and tactical solutions under all five technical categories of the TacCom vehicle, which is mandatory for consideration in the procurement of all tactical communications equipment and services.

The TacCom IDIQ is in place for DHS and partner agencies such as the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of the Interior, and the White House Communications Agency.

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 Joint Tactical Radio System (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 radios.

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 $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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.


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