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U.S. Air Force Selects Harris Corporation for $410 Million Network and Space Operations and Maintenance Program

U.S. Air Force Selects Harris Corporation for $410 Million Network and Space Operations and Maintenance Program

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation , an international communications and information technology company, has been selected by the U.S. Air Force for the Network and Space Operations and Maintenance (NSOM) program. The NSOM program contains a base contract and six options that bring the potential overall value to $410 million over six-and-a-half-years. Harris will provide operations and maintenance support to the 50th Space Wing's Air Force Satellite Control Network at locations around the world.

The 50th Space Wing's Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN), based in Colorado Springs, is a global, continuously operational network of ground stations, operational control nodes, and communications links that support launch, and command and control of various space programs managed by the Department of Defense and other national security space organizations. It is responsible for providing readiness, launch, early orbit/on-orbit support, and anomaly resolution for a variety of military satellite constellations.

"The Harris team has delivered high levels of maintenance and service performance during the past seven years while supporting the 50th Space Wing on the Mission Communications and Operations Maintenance (MCOM) and Operational Space Services and Support (OSSS) programs," said Ted Hengst, president of Harris Information Technology Services. "NSOM includes a majority of the MCOM and OSSS programs, and we look forward to continuing this relationship with the 50th Space Wing."

The Harris IT Services-led NSOM team is comprised of Lockheed Martin Information Technology, L-3 Communications Titan Group, Faith Enterprises Incorporated, ASRC Aerospace, Arctic Slope World Services, Nortel Government Solutions, and Gunther Douglas.

In 2000, Harris was awarded the original OSSS program. Under the OSSS contract, Harris has been providing operations, maintenance and support services to the Air Force Satellite Control Network and Global Positioning System (GPS) ground networks, including organizational level maintenance at all ground stations assigned to the AFSCN and GPS networks.

In 2002, Harris was awarded the MCOM program. Under the MCOM contract, Harris has been providing operations and maintenance services for the Air Force Satellite Control Network's communications functions at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado and Onizuka Air Force Station in California.

Harris Information Technology Services is a leading provider of IT and communications services to defense, intelligence, homeland security, and civil customers. With 3,000 professionals operating at locations worldwide, the business supports large-scale, mission-critical networks with technical expertise and unparalleled customer commitment through the full technology lifecycle.

About Harris Corporation

Harris 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 16,000 employees - including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications(TM) products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at http://www.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. 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 of Harris Information Technology Services,
+1-321-727-6514, [email protected], or Jim Burke, Corporate
Headquarters, +1-321-727-9131, [email protected], or Marc Raimondi of
Harris Corporation - Washington, D.C., +1-703-739-1738,
[email protected]

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

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