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Harris Corp awarded $25 million contract to sustain Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Ground System

Posted by Skyler Frink

MELBOURNE, FL, Nov. 16, 2011. Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, was awarded a five-year, $25 million contract by the Air Force Space Command Space and Missile Systems Center to sustain the ground system for the Defense Meteorological Satellites Program. The contract includes one base year and four one-year options.

Under the contract, Harris will maintain Defense Meteorological Satellites Program (DMSP) software and hardware, and support compliance with information assurance requirements. Harris is the original developer of this ground system, providing engineering, upgrades and maintenance support for more than 40 years.

The Harris team includes subcontractor Lockheed Martin Services, Inc. This contract was awarded under the U.S. General Services Administration's Alliant contract vehicle.

In IT Services, Harris designs, deploys and operates customer-centric, secure communication systems and information networks for high-profile customers in government and commercial markets.

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