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U.S. Air Force Awards Harris Corporation $12 Million Contract for AMRAAM Missile Telemetry Modules.

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MELBOURNE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 30, 2003

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 one-year, $12 million production contract for telemetry modules supporting the U.S. Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). This is a follow-on to the original contract awarded to Harris in 1991, bringing the overall value of the WRTTM program for Harris to $125 million.

"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 at Harris are pleased that the U.S. Air Force continues to select our 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 123 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. 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.

Harris GCSD, one of five divisions within Harris Corporation, conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the-art, assured communications and information systems that solve the mission-critical communications challenges of its military and government customers, as well as provides the technology base for the company's diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation, which also provides tactical radio, microwave, broadcast, and network support products and systems for government and commercial customers, has sales and services facilities in more than 90 countries. For more information, visit
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