U.S. Air Force Awards Harris Corporation $9.4 Million Contract for AMRAAM Missile Telemetry Modules.
MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 5, 2001
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), a leading supplier of digital data links and telemetry modules for military aircraft-launched missiles, announced today that it has been awarded a two-year, $9.4 million production contract for telemetry modules supporting the U.S. Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). This contract is a follow-on to the original contract awarded to Harris in 1991, bringing the overall value of the WRTTM program for Harris to $92 million, with options for up to an additional 150 units for a potential value of $105 million by 2003. The AIM-120 AMRAAM is designed to take maximum advantage of the highly accurate, long-range target detection capabilities offered by the advanced radar systems of modern-day warplanes.
"The proven performance, reliability and availability of our telemetry modules are key contributors to the long-standing success of the Air Force's Weapon System Evaluation program," said Bob Henry, president, Harris Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD). "We are very pleased that the U.S. Air Force continues to select Harris equipment to play a vital role in its ongoing weapons evaluation initiatives."
Under terms of the contract, Harris will provide Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins AFB, Georgia, with 93 Warhead Replacement Tactical Telemetry Modules (WRTTM) for the AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles. During test and training firings at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, the telemetry modules provide weapon system evaluators with critical flight and performance information about the AMRAAM, as well as command destruct capability for the missile from the time it is launched from F-15 and F-16 aircraft until final impact.
Harris GCSD conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces state-of-the-art airborne, spaceborne, and terrestrial communications and information processing systems for military and government agencies, their prime contractors, and the company's commercial businesses, as well as select commercial organizations worldwide.
Harris Corporation is an international communications equipment company focused on providing product, system, and service solutions that take its customers to the next level. The company provides a wide range of products and services for wireless, broadcast, network support, and government markets. Harris has sales and service facilities in over 90 countries. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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|Date:||Apr 5, 2001|
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