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TMCNet:  Harris receives network maintenance contract from US Air Force Space Command

[December 31, 2012]

Harris receives network maintenance contract from US Air Force Space Command

Dec 31, 2012 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) -- Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has received the fifth option year of its Network and Space Operations and Maintenance, or NSOM, 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 Networks equipment at ten locations worldwide.

The Harris team includes ASRC Aerospace, Arctic Slope World Services, Avaya Government Solutions, Faith Enterprises Incorporated, Gnther Douglas and Lockheed Martin Information Technology.

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