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TMCNet:  Harris gets $66 million contract by US Air Force Space Command

[December 21, 2012]

Harris gets $66 million contract by US Air Force Space Command

Dec 21, 2012 (TELECOMWORLDWIRE via COMTEX) -- Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded the fifth option year of its Network and Space Operations and Maintenance contract to operate, maintain and logistically support the US Air Force Space Command's 50th Space Wing mission.

The one-year, $66 million option brings the overall value of the program to date to $351 million. Initially awarded in 2008, the total potential value of the six-and-a-half year contract is $418 million.

Under the contract, the Harris team supports both inbound and outbound data and communications with Department of Defense satellites, delivering operations and maintenance support to the Air Force Satellite Control Network's equipment at ten locations worldwide.

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Additional information about Harris Corp. is available at harris.com.

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