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April 25th, 2017

Nothing Cryptic About US Air Force's Confidence in Harris' Information Assurance Products

A long term contract of five-years has been awarded to Harris with an $875 million ceiling, multi-award IDIQ contract by the US Air Force for cryptographic and information assurance products, including support throughout their lifecycles.

The contract, which consists of a five-year base term with an additional five-year option, was awarded to seven companies during the third quarter of Harris' fiscal 2017. Orders may include a broad range of work for the different phases of the contract, such as material solutions analysis; technology development; technology maturation and risk reduction; preliminary design, engineering and manufacturing development; and production and sustainment. 

Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems stated that secure communications on the battlefield is a critical element in keeping our warfighters safe and ensuring mission success. This award reflects Harris' advanced technical capabilities and proven ability to deliver secure communication solutions.