[SatNews] "...in order to modernize the mission communications network that is vital to our nation's space launch operations."
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) is a member of the Phacil Inc.-led team which was awarded a three-year, multi-million dollar contract for the Modernization Eastern Range Network program by the U.S. Department of Defense. The program will modernize the voice and data network that supports launch and test range communications for the U.S. Air Force Space Command 45th Space Wing at Canaveral Air Force Station and Patrick Air Force Base in Florida.
"Harris brings strong systems engineering processes and networking engineering expertise to this team," said Bill Gattle, vice president and general manager, National Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems. "We are committed to meeting the rigorous standards and launch range safety requirements of this initiative in order to modernize the mission communications network that is vital to our nation's space launch operations."
The contract was awarded under an Alliant Small Business Government-wide Acquisition Contract and work is expected to be completed by early 2019.
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 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 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.