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New contract for Harris segment worth up to $390 million

Harris Corp.’s Rochester-based Communications Systems segment has been awarded a multiyear federal contract that could total as much as $390 million.

Under the deal, Harris will supply tactical communications equipment to U.S. Special Operations Forces.

The contract is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity award, consisting of multiple delivery orders with a ceiling of $390 million, a company spokesman said.

The contract was competitively bid with three proposals received. The Special Operations Command Contracting Office based in Tampa, Fla., made the award.

The news comes a day after Harris announced its Rochester operation had received a $21 million order from an undisclosed Latin American nation for its tactical radios.

Harris’ Communications Systems segment combines the former Harris RF Communications and Exelis Inc. Night Vision and Communications Solutions businesses. Harris acquired Exelis in a multibillion dollar deal in May.

“I couldn’t be more proud that Rochester’s Harris employees will be providing our Special Operations Forces with the high-performing and reliable communications gear they need and deserve,” said Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton, in a statement.

“Harris Radio has proved again and again that they are capable of making superior radios for the most elite military in the world,” said Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., in a statement.

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