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Harris Corporation Awarded $228 Million IDIQ Contract to Support Navy’s Maritime Mine Countermeasures

August 3, 2015
By Business Wire News


Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded an IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $228 million to support the U.S. Navy’s maritime mine countermeasures (MCM) efforts. The five-year contract includes a three-year base and two one-year options.

The Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific in San Diego, California, awarded Harris the contract to provide surface and subsurface unmanned maritime systems solutions. Harris will provide solutions to support current systems and future technologies in MCM; anti-submarine warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and force protection.

Harris will compete for task orders for specification and design, fabrication, installation, test and evaluation, fielding, maintenance, training, and configuration and program management of both hardware and software. Harris’ deep MCM expertise stems from more than 30 years of experience supporting Navy explosive ordnance disposal programs.

“This contract continues Harris’ legacy of service and support that has proven vital to our national interest in securing the seas for military vessels and merchant shipping,” said Carl D’Alessandro, president, Harris Critical Networks. “It demands the type of sophisticated, integrated and ultra-reliable performance our customers count on from Harris.”

SPAWAR is the Navy’s information dominance systems command and technical lead for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, providing the hardware and software to connect our warfighters at sea, on land and in the air. SPAWAR’s products and services transform ships, aircraft and vehicles from individual platforms into integrated battle forces, delivering and maximizing information dominance and awareness among Navy, Marine, joint forces, federal agencies and international allies.

Harris Critical Networks delivers, operates and sustains essential networks and systems for government and commercial customers. It operates on a 24/7 basis worldwide, including in challenging environments, and supports air traffic management, energy and maritime communications, ground network operations, and high-value IT and engineering services.

About Harris Corporation

Harris provides advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers’ mission-critical challenges. The company has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and about 23,000 employees — including 9,000 engineers and scientists — supporting customers in more than 125 countries. Learn more at

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. 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.

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