Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and Jotron AS will upgrade air-to-ground radios at the White Sands Missile Range as part of a five-year, $4 million U.S. Army Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to modernize the communications infrastructure that supports aerial missions at the range. The contract has a base period of one year with four option years. Under the first delivery order, Harris/Jotron is providing UHF and VHF digital radios for use in air traffic control (ATC) communications supporting the range’s manned and unmanned sites.
The IDIQ contract has no upper limiting quantity and the 7000 series radios meet all current and emerging U.S. and International standards for ATC radios. Initial radio deliveries will be produced by Jotron at their facility in Tjodalyng, Norway. Future deliveries may be produced either at the Jotron facility or at the Harris production facility in Melbourne, Florida.
Harris is the prime contractor, with a long history of developing and integrating system solutions for commercial customers and government agencies worldwide, including the U.S. Army, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and global ATC networks. Jotron has a 40-year history of supplying aviation and maritime radios and communications systems around the world.
"The combination of Jotron's high-performance A/G radio technology and Harris’ communications and manufacturing expertise provides a powerful advantage to modernizing critical communications at the White Sands Missile Range at a competitive price," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems."We are combining the best of our respective technology and manufacturing expertise to address the specific COTS radio needs of the Army with our 7000 Series A/G, multi-mode digital radios," said Merete Berdal, chairman of Jotron AS, which is headquartered in Tjodalyng, Norway. About Jotron Jotron has specialized in high-quality products and systems for airspace and maritime communication for more than 40 years. The company offers a range of professional VHF and UHF aeronautical band radios for both civil and military air traffic control. Jotron's unique, modular radio architecture offers the most compact radio system configuration currently available, while increasing reliability and simplifying installation, inspection, and maintenance. Further information about Jotron and its technologies can be obtained at www.jotron.com. About Harris Corporation Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 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 www.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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