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January 28th, 2013

Harris... Algerian Aviation Control (Comms)

[SatNews] Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a contract to provide a voice communications system for...

...military air traffic control in Algeria. This will be the seventh Harris Voice Communication and Control System (VCCS) deployed in Algeria, with an option for four additional systems to be deployed over the next two years. Harris will supply the Liberty-STARVCCS to a partner that will integrate the system into a mobile military shelter for monitoring aviation activity in remote locations. The mobile shelter system will be equipped with touch-screen operator positions, radio and telephone interfaces, and a System Maintenance, Administration and Reconfiguration Terminal (SMART) POSITION™.

Liberty-STAR features a modular architecture, open-platform software and commercial-off-the-shelf hardware that delivers a reliable, scalable communications solution for air traffic control (ATC) towers, airline and area control dispatch, flight service stations, and mobile shelters.

Harris has extensive experience developing mission-critical solutions that support civil and military air traffic control operations worldwide, including more than 200 customers in 50 countries. The company has installed more than 60 mobile military ATC systems, including six in Algeria. Harris also has installed one civil ATC system in Algeria. As part of its initiative to further expand internationally and introduce new products to market, the company will launch a new IP-based, ATC voice communications system during ATM World Congress, being held February 12-14, 2013, in Madrid.