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Harris awarded $16m contract by Lockheed Martin

29th August 2011 - 16:03 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Harris Corporation, an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $16 million follow-on contract by Lockheed Martin to supply more than 100 Harris Highband Networking Radio systems for the US Army's Warfighter Information Network - Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2 program. The contract represents the largest-quantity radio order to date, and brings the total value of WIN-T contracts to Harris to more than $200M since 2002.

The Harris Highband Networking Radio (HNR) features the first-ever use of directive beam technology to achieve higher throughput over longer distances. The HNR hosts the Harris-developed Highband Networking Waveform (HNW), which enables automatic selection of the best communications path, and creates a self-forming, self-healing network. Nodes can enter and exit without the need for fixed network infrastructure or operator intervention. In addition to its use in WIN-T Increment 2, an advanced version of the HNW will run on WIN-T Increment 3 hardware platforms.

The HNR has been implemented in the WIN-T Increment 2 program as a terrestrial, line-of-sight layer in an integrated communications architecture. This terrestrial layer includes mobile and fixed nodes and augments a celestial layer supporting satellite communications for beyond line-of-sight connectivity.

"The HNR is designed from the ground up to support the networked battlefield and to ensure that warfighter have a trusted, yet mobile, communications backbone," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems. "This follow-on contract represents our continuing commitment to meeting the requirements of the WIN-T program and advancing the communications technology of the US Army."

Source: Harris Corporation

 

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