U.S. Air Force Awards Harris Corporation $18 Million Contract for AMRAAM Missile Telemetry Modules

MELBOURNE, Fla., 3 Sept. 2010. Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, won a 2.5-year, $18 million contract to produce telemetry modules supporting the U.S. Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). The AIM-120 AMRAAM takes advantage of the accurate target detection capabilities offered by the advanced radar systems of modern-day warplanes. This follow-on contract brings the overall value of the program for Harris to $154 million since 1991.

Sep 3rd, 2010

Posted by Courtney E. Howard

MELBOURNE, Fla., 3 Sept. 2010. Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, won a 2.5-year, $18 million contract to produce telemetry modules supporting the U.S. Air Force Advanced Medium-Range Air-to-Air Missile (AMRAAM). The AIM-120 AMRAAM takes advantage of the accurate target detection capabilities offered by the advanced radar systems of modern-day warplanes. This follow-on contract brings the overall value of the program for Harris to $154 million since 1991.

During test and training firings at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., the Harris Warhead Replacement Tactical Telemetry Module provided weapon system evaluators with critical flight and performance information about the AMRAAM. The module also has command destruct capability for the missile from the time it is launched from F-15, F-16, and F/A-22 aircraft until final impact.

"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," says Pat Seamon, vice president, Avionics and Electronics Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems.

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