Recently, Harris Corporation was granted with a $51 Million FMS (Foreign Military Sales) delivery order to supply Falcon III radios to a Central European country. This order was awarded for delivering wideband and narrowband networking abilities and offering higher interoperability with the U.S. and NATO associates for association operations. Reportedly, under this award, Harris would provide Falcon III AN/PRC-158, AN/PRC-152A, AN/PRC-160, AN/PRC-117G manpack radios as a part of the country’s modernization program.
Christopher Aebli—VP and General Manager of International Tactical Communications—said, “Our clients require highly and advanced secure communication systems that offer interoperability with their NATO collaborators. These modern, software definite radios congregate our customer’s present requirements and are updated to address prospect evolving needs.”
Recently, Harris Corporation was in news for obtaining an extension for $284 Million contracts of GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)-R Series ground segment by the NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Reportedly, the NOAA has granted Harris Corporation a 3-Year, $284 Million sole-source addition on the ground section contract supporting GOES-R Series weather satellites, which will bring novel technologies that will increase capabilities. The 3-Year contract extension would modernize the ground-computing arrangement and lower the IT footprint, laying the base for the future shift to cloud technologies. It expands the corporation with NOAA’s NESDIS (National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service) to 13 Years and brings the entire contract worth to $1.65 Billion.
Seemingly, the GOES-R ground section commands and controls NOAA’s two latest geostationary weather satellites, GOES-17 (West), and GOES-16 (East) and would manage GOES-U and GOES-T satellites after their release. The ground segment manages the Harris-manufactured main payload, onboard instruments, and the Advanced Baseline Imager. It also processes and collects 3.5 Terabytes of science data daily that is utilized for serious weather cautions, life-saving information, and real-time fire detection utilized by the U.S. NWS (National Weather Service) and over 10,000 direct users worldwide.