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Harris Corporation Adds General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies to its Modernization of Enterprise Terminal Program Team

Harris Corporation Adds General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies to its Modernization of Enterprise Terminal Program Team

MELBOURNE, Fla., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, has added General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies to its team to compete for a potential 15-year, $600 million U.S. Army Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program to provide the next generation of global military satellite communications terminals. The contract is expected to be awarded in May 2008. The first terminal is scheduled to be fielded in 2010, and the program completed in 2020.

Harris is acting as the prime contractor in the pursuit, with General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies adding its experience in developing and providing successful X and Ka-band satellite communications products.

The MET program will replace up to 80 aging AN/GSC-52, GSC-39, FSC-78 and other strategic satellite communications terminals around the world with new, X- and Ka-band capable terminals that will work with the new Wideband Global Satellite constellation as well as legacy satellite systems. The program terminals will range in size from a transportable 6-meter antenna to a fixed, 11-meter antenna version. Many of the terminals will be used by the Missile Defense Agency and will be designed with full electromagnetic pulse protection. These terminals will operate with legacy satellite constellations, such as Defense Satellite Communications System, XTAR, and Wideband Global Satellite system, as well as support Teleport and Standardized Tactical Entry Point locations across the globe.

"Our team is uniquely qualified for the MET project, based on our extensive, proven experience in multi-band antenna systems such as AN/GSC-52 Modernization, Ground-based Midcourse Defense and Heavy Terminal/Medium Terminal," said Sheldon Fox, president of Department of Defense Programs for Harris Defense Communications and Electronics. "We are very pleased to have General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies as a member of our team and look forward to providing the advanced antenna and systems integration technology that is critical to this nationally important program."

"General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has a long history of providing successful communications products and systems for the U.S. Army through its VertexRSI brand of antennas and electronic products," said Gary Kanipe, vice president and division general manager for General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies. "Working with Harris, our products and technical ability will help to ensure that the Army's next generation global satellite communications terminals meet present and future requirements."

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation 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 over $4 billion and more than 15,000 employees - including more than 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(TM) products, systems, and services for global markets, including government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and wireless transmission network solutions. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.harris.com/

Sound interesting? Find great jobs at Harris: http://www.careers.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. Other factors that may impact the company's results and forward-looking statement may be disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC. 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.

Harris Corporation

CONTACT: Sleighton Meyer, Defense Communications and Electronics,
+1-321-727-6514, sleight[email protected], or Jim Burke, Corporate
Headquarters, +1-321-727-9131, [email protected], both of Harris

Web site: http://www.harris.com/

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