Harris Corporation Awarded $20 Million Technology and Services Contract for a Marine Corps Training System

FALLS CHURCH, Va. , May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a three-year, $20 million contract by L3 Communications to provide products...


FALLS CHURCH, Va. , May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a three-year, $20 million contract by L3 Communications to provide products and services for a next-generation Tactical Video Capture System (TVCS) that will support training at various U.S. Marine Corps locations across the U.S. and abroad.

The TVCS seamlessly blends real-time audio and video from multiple cameras and multiple training events to create an integrated view of each exercise and the live movement of personnel. The system will provide the Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command with real-time visualization and situational awareness during pre-deployment training. The system also provides quick, after-action reviews of just-completed exercises that can include insertions of graphics, text and other training details. In addition to its instantaneous information capabilities, the system is expected to reduce costs and lower the risk of life during actual enemy engagement by quickly providing information for preemptive actions to stop or contain emerging threats.

Under the contract, Harris Information Technology Services will provide all network hardware procurement and design, and will install and test the TVCS at 10 Military Operations in Urban Terrain (MOUT) training sites in the continental U.S., as well as five sites outside the continental U.S. The program is expected to be completed by February 2011 .

"The integration of video from multiple cameras in many locations will provide trainers with both real-time information about the in-progress exercise and recorded 3D views following the event, so they can quickly analyze and act on the information that they see and hear," said John Heller , vice president of Department of Defense Operations, Harris IT Services. "This type of video training system also has potential benefit in other, non-military applications such as homeland security and emergency response training exercises."

Other members of the L3 Communications TVCS team include SY Coleman, Henry Brothers , Tapestry Solutions, Sarnoff Corporation, and Cisco Systems.

Harris Information Technology Services is a leading provider of IT and communications services to defense, intelligence, homeland security, and civil customers. With 3,000 professionals operating at locations worldwide, the business supports large-scale, mission-critical networks with technical expertise and unparalleled customer commitment through the full technology lifecycle.

About Harris Corporation

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida , the company has annual revenue of more than $5 billion and more than 16,000 employees-including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(R) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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