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Harris awarded USD97.0m contract by FAA for its WARP system.

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Communications and information technology company Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a six-year, USD97m contract to continue to maintain the Harris-developed Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) system by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The company said that the FAA relies on this WARP systems for highly reliable, en-route weather forecasting and other meteorological products.

The contract announced on Monday, consists of a three-year base period and three one-year options.

WARP is an interactive, meteorological data processing system that simultaneously and continuously receives, processes, stores, distributes and displays aviation-related weather information and radar products. The system generates radar mosaic data for air traffic controller displays and delivers weather data to critical subsystems within the National Airspace System (NAS).

Currently, Harris' WARP is deployed at 21 Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) across the US and at the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Virginia.

Under the WARP Maintenance and Sustainment Services (WMSS) II contract, Harris will provide hardware and software maintenance, a 24x7 user help desk, engineering services and continued sustainment to align the system with future FAA weather initiatives.

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