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Harris local division gets contract worth up to $875 million

Harris local division gets contract worth up to $875 million

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Harris Corp.’s Rochester-based Communications Systems division has been awarded a five-year, contract that is worth up to $875 million from the U.S. Air Force for cryptographic and information assurance products, including support throughout their lifecycles.

The contract, which consists of a five-year base term with an additional five-year option, was awarded to seven companies.

Orders may include a range of work for the different phases of the contract, such as material solutions analysis, technology development, technology maturation and risk reduction, preliminary design, engineering and manufacturing development, and production and sustainment, officials said.

“Secure communications on the battlefield is a critical element in keeping our warfighters safe and ensuring mission success,” said Christopher Young, president of Harris Communication Systems. “This award reflects our advanced technical capabilities and proven ability to deliver secure communication solutions.”

Harris ranked second on the most recent Rochester Business Journal list of manufacturers with 3,200 workers. Its local operations include Communication Systems and Harris Space and Intelligence Systems, formerly Exelis Geospatial Systems.

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