Harris Corporation
today announced that it was awarded a $7.7 million contract by The
Boeing Company, Anaheim, California, to provide systems
engineering, integration services, and satellite communications equipment for
the U.S. Missile Defense Agency’s (MDA) Sea-Based X-band (SBX) Radar program.
X-Band Radar (XBR) is the tracking and discrimination radar used for the
Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system.

“This very important win for Harris will allow us to apply both our
commercial satellite communications technology and our proven defense
communications system integration expertise,” said Bob Henry, senior vice
president, Harris Corporation, and president, Harris Government Communications
Systems Division (GCSD). “We’re excited that Harris technology will play yet
another key role in our nation’s ballistic missile defense initiatives.”

The SBX radar system will be deployed on a mobile, floating platform.
Continuous communications between the platform and shore facilities will be
provided via a commercial C-band satellite, using a unique redundant dual-
antenna system designed and furnished by Harris Maritime Communication
Services (MCS) subsidiary. Harris MCS provides satellite communications
services to cruise ships, remote land-based locations around the world, and to
data collection sites thousands of meters below the ocean’s surface.

“We are privileged to have the opportunity to utilize our experience in
designing and operating marine-stabilized satellite earth stations in support
of this important national defense project,” said Dr. Andrew Clark, president
of Harris MCS.

Harris GCSD, one of five divisions within Harris Corporation, conducts
advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports
state-of-the-art, assured communications and information systems that solve
the mission-critical communications challenges of its military and government
customers, while serving as the technology base for the company’s diverse
commercial businesses. Harris Corporation, which also provides tactical
radio, broadcast, microwave, and network support products and systems, serves
customers in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit

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