Harris Corporation Awarded $49 Million IDIQ Contract to Provide Unity Multiband Land Mobile Radios to U.S. Marine Corps
(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Highlights: U.S. Marine Corps to use Unity LMR solutions for first responder communications at worldwide installations. Radios provide full-spectrum communications capabilities and interoperability with local, state and federal agencies. Builds on existing partnership with Marines to deliver state-of-the-art assured communication systems.
MELBOURNE, FL/ROCHESTER, NY, -- Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $49 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide Harris Unity ® land mobile radios for the U.S. Marine Corps' Enterprise Land Mobile Radio program. The five-year E-LMR contract enables the Marine Corps to acquire Unity XG-100P and Unity XG-100M Full-Spectrum Multiband Radios for use by first-responders -- such as military police, fire departments and emergency medical services -- at Marine facilities worldwide.
The full spectrum frequency coverage of the Unity product family allows a single radio to cover all of the LMR bands used by the Marine Corps and public safety communities. These new capabilities build on the company's existing relationship as the largest provider of tactical communications to the Marine Corps.
"Harris Unity radios will deliver state-of-the-art, interoperable multiband communications to Marine first responders," said Steve Marschilok, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. "The new contract means the Marines can trust the same robust assured communication technology, on-base or off."
The E-LMR contract was awarded after a competitive procurement that included some of the most demanding requirements anywhere in the land mobile radio industry. "Harris' Unity products delivered the reliability, advanced features and assured interoperability demanded by the Marines," Marschilok said.
Unity radios provide users with true interoperable communications in handheld and mobile form factors-whether they are handling day-to-day tasks or coordinating large-scale, emergency responses. They offer a unique solution with their combination of full-spectrum multiband capabilities and suite of advanced features, such as GPS-enabled situational awareness, Bluetooth ® wireless connectivity, and a software-defined radio architecture. And, in noisy emergency situations, the Unity's noise-suppression technology delivers clear voice quality, which is achieved with advanced signal processing for both analog and digital communications.
The Unity XG-100 product family supports APCO P25 Trunking, P25 Conventional and analog FM modes of operation, while providing the ability to scan continuously across all bands, voice modes, and encryption types. The Unity XG-100 family operates across other manufacturers' P25 systems regardless of frequency band or mode of operation: P25 Conventional or P25 Trunking. Designed to deliver interoperable communications for Federal, state, or local public safety agencies, the Unity XG-100 family covers the VHF band, UHF band, and 700/800 MHz bands in a single radio.
Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company's Falcon ® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military's Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications ® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets -- with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.
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 $6 billion of annual revenue and about 17,000 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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