Harris Corp. Receives French, U.S. Radio Orders


Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., said March 15 it has received orders with a combined value of $16.5 million to supply communications gear to the U.S. and French militaries.

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Harris Corp. Agrees To Buy Schlumberger Satcom Unit


WASHINGTON — Harris Corp. announced Nov. 8 that it has agreed to pay nearly $400 million to acquire Schlumberger’s Global Connectivity Services (GCS) business in a deal that would mark the Melbourne, Fla.-based company’s second acquisition this year of a managed satellite communications services business.

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Harris Corp. To Continue Satellite Control Support


Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., was awarded a $64 million third-year contract option to continue providing operations and maintenance support for the U.S. Air Force’s Satellite Control Network, according to an Oct. 28 Harris press release.

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Harris Corp. Software Picked for NASA’s Orion


Harris Corp. said Sept. 13 that Lockheed Martin Space Systems will use its OS/COMET telemetry, tracking and command software for NASA’s Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle program.

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General Dynamics Gets Harris Antenna Order


General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies said Aug. 25 it received an $80 million subcontract from Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., to design, manufacture and install six new 16-meter antennas and upgrade four 9-meter satellite communications antennas for the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) new Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) series of weather satellites.

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Harris Awarded Contract for NASA Spaceflight Work


Communications and information technology firm Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., said July 28 it has been awarded a contract for NASA’s Crew, Robotics, Avionics and Vehicle Equipment (CRAVE) program as part of the Oceaneering Space Systems team.

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TDRSS Ground Segment Contract Goes to Harris


Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., has been awarded a five-year, $140 million contract by General Dynamics C4 Systems of Scottsdale, Ariz., to modernize the ground segment of NASA’s satellite communications network.

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Harris Corp. To Buy CapRock for $525 million


WASHINGTON — Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., agreed to pay $525 million to acquire managed satellite network services provider CapRock Communications, Harris announced May 21.

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Harris Gets $228M Radio Order from U.S. Marines


Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., received a $228 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps to provide tactical satellite radios for a new generation of armored military vehicles, according to a Dec. 22, 2009, Harris press release.

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Harris Teams with MapMart To Market Digital Elevation Models


SAN FRANCISCO — Communications electronics firm Harris Corp. has teamed up with the imagery provider MapMart to offer highly detailed digital elevation models to commercial customers. Harris developed the complex algorithms that turn satellite images into high-resolution terrain models to meet the needs of its government customers. The agreement with MapMart marks the first time commercial clients also will have access to the Harris digital elevation models, according to Edward Mushill, manager of geospatial intelligence products for Harris Corp.’s Government Communications Systems Division of Palm Bay, Fla.

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Harris Gets $165M Order for U.S. Army Satellite Radios


Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., has received a $165 million contract to provide personal and vehicular models of its Falcon 3 tactical satellite radios to the U.S. Army, according to an Oct. 16 Harris press release.

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Harris Upgrading Radios to Utilize Satellite Broadband


Military electronics firm Harris Corp. of Melbourne, Fla., said Oct. 5 that it was adding broadband satellite data capability to its Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS)-approved Falcon 3 AN/PRC-117G wideband networking radio.

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Higher Sales Deter Takeover of Harris Corp.


WASHINGTON — Not much more than a year ago, communications company Harris Corp. faced speculation that it was a prime target for acquisition. Rumored potential buyers included General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman, and a potential price was put at $10 billion, according to media reports.

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Harris, General Dynamics Going for GOES-R Antenna


Melbourne, Fla.-based defense electronics firm Harris Corp., said Sept. 23 that it is partnering with General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies of Newton, N.C., to compete for a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) contract to build ground antennas for Geostationary Operational Satellite-R (GOES-R), a next-generation U.S. geostationary-orbiting weather satellite system.

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Wes Covell, President of Defense Programs, Harris Corp.


Harris Corp. does not have a separate space division, but that did not stand in the way of the Melbourne, Fla.-based communications, ground systems and antenna company from logging some $700 million in space-related business last year.

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