MELBOURNE, Fla., July 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a six-year, $97 million contract to continue to maintain the Harris-developed Weather and Radar Processor (WARP) system - which the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) relies on for highly reliable, en-route weather forecasting and other meteorological products. The contract consists of a three-year base period and three one-year options.
WARP is an interactive, meteorological data processing system that simultaneously and continuously receives, processes, stores, distributes and displays aviation-related weather information and radar products. The system generates radar mosaic data for air traffic controller displays and delivers weather data to critical subsystems within the National Airspace System (NAS). It is deployed at 21 Air Route Traffic Control Centers (ARTCCs) across the U.S. and at the Air Traffic Control System Command Center (ATCSCC) in Virginia.
Under the WARP Maintenance and Sustainment Services (WMSS) II contract, Harris will provide hardware and software maintenance, a 24x7 user help desk, engineering services and continued sustainment to align the system with future FAA weather initiatives.
"Harris has been the prime contractor for WARP services to the FAA since 1996 and a trusted provider of weather information systems for more than 20 years," said John O'Sullivan, vice president, Harris Mission Critical Networks. "We will continue to provide advanced technology and services that meet the highest stringent safety and reliability requirements of the FAA."
Harris has a long history of providing systems integration and services solutions for the FAA and the global air traffic control network. In addition to its work as prime contractor and system architect for the FAA Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI) network, Harris has developed other FAA programs, including:
In addition, Harris was selected last month to provide the FAA with mission analysis and systems engineering services under the Systems Engineering 2020 (SE-2020) contract as part of The Boeing Company team.
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 approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and more than 15,000 employees - including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at www.harris.com.
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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