Harris provides radio technology for Stryker Brigade

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 16 February 2005. Harris Corp. today announced that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to provide radio equipment as part of the Army's Matrix remote munitions control system.

Feb 17th, 2005

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., 16 February 2005. Harris Corp. today announced that it has been awarded a contract from the U.S. Army to provide radio equipment as part of the Army's Matrix remote munitions control system.

The Army will field Matrix in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with its newest fighting force, the Stryker Brigade, in June of 2005.

Matrix is a portable, battery-operated munitions control system that allows soldiers to identify an appropriate target and select a proper defensive attack from a remote location. To respond to myriad situations across the range of military operations and to defeat attacks against forward operating bases, U.S. forces must have improved capabilities that enable scalable force protection measures while enhancing operational and tactical flexibility. Matrix is ideal for firebase security, landing-zone security, and both infrastructure and check-point protection.

Matrix was developed by the Army's Project Manager Close Combat Systems and the Armaments Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), both based at Picatinny Arsenal, and contractors Alliant Techsystems and Textron Systems.

Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice and data communications products, systems and networks to military, government, and commercial organizations worldwide. Harris Corp. is an international communications technology company focused on providing assured communications products, systems and services for government and commercial customers. The company's four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, tactical radio, broadcast and microwave systems. Harris provides systems and service to customers in more than 150 countries. For more information see www.harris.com.

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