Maritime Domain Awareness

Enabling countries to have situational awareness of their maritime domain.

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Maritime Domain Awareness Mission Scenario Harris Corporation

Mine defense systems

Hostile forces use sea mines to deny access to strategic waterways, coastlines and harbors. Harris is developing next-generation airborne towed and unmanned minesweeping systems to defeat the evolving threat of sea mines and enable successful operations for littoral and blue water forces.

  • Harris has been the U.S. Navy’s trusted supplier of the MK-105 Airborne Mine Countermeasures (AMCM) magnetic minesweeping system since 1973 and has subsequently been involved in every U.S. Navy mine clearance operation.
  • The Harris Mechanical Mine Sweeping System severs the mine's mooring chain-cables, causing the mine to float to the surface where it is retrieved and detonated.
  • The Modular Advanced Remote-controlled Surface Sweep System (MARC S3) detonates magnetic and acoustic mines and allows the naval forces to safely conduct mine clearing operations without sending sailors into the mine fields.
  • The Organic Airborne and Surface Influence Sweep System (OASIS) is towed at high speeds through the ocean. OASIS rapidly clears larger shipping lanes layered with magnetic, acoustic and combination influence mines that lay in wait for surface ships and submarines.
  • hC2 streamlines network access through an easy-to-use interface. The integrated applications of the hC2 Software Suite support various platforms including AndroidTM, PC and Web. They share data in a common format so information can be entered once in the network and then accessed from anywhere. The result is a common operational view with real-time intelligence for more informed decision making.

ES-5080 - Digital Receiver Based ELINT/ESM System

Mobile Surveillance and Reconnaissance

Harris offers a radar detection electronic warfare system which operates passively and provides long-term intelligence for the area of detection. The ES-5080 intercepts, detects, analyzes and categorizes all radar based signals in the area of interest. The ES-5080 utilizes the latest digital receiver technology for extremely accurate pulse measurements. The inherently flexible design allows a broad range of configurations: Number of channels, selection of antennas, networking capability. This system is installed on land, sea and air for mobile surveillance and reconnaissance and can be networked into a central command center to be operated remotely.

 

LCR-2020 Coastal Surveillance Radar

Coastal Surveillance Radar

The coastal surveillance mission, ensuring the integrity of the national territory and its territorial waters, has changed dramatically in the past 20 years. As threats have become more sophisticated, conducting surveillance from multiple perspectives in a geographically difficult environment has become increasingly complicated. Harris Coastal Defense Radar systems fill the gap between our customers’ long-range, air surveillance radars and their string of short-range, marine vessel-tracking radars that dot the country's shorelines. The LCR-2020 radar is fully militarized, with electronic counter-countermeasures capable of operating even if an enemy is attempting to jam.

SPS-48 Land-based Surveillance Radar

Land-based Surveillance Radar

Harris defense surveillance radar systems provide reliable and actionable intelligence our customers need to complete their missions. Our SPS-48 is a high-performance land-based air surveillance radar that detects and tracks airborne targets, queues weapons systems, and provides excellent hazardous weather detection and display.

Harris Corporation - Hosted Payloads on the Iridium NEXT Constellation

Overview on the Harris' role on the Iridium NEXT constellation focused on Harris hosted payloads for real-time flight and ship tracking advancing global situational awareness.

Global Maritime Tracking

We live in a global community where we need knowledge and situational awareness any time and any place. Harris is providing, for the first time, access to persistent, real-time, global ship tracking and information, day and night. Services will benefit shipping managers tracking fleets, as well as search and rescue operations, port operations, and environmental protection.

  • 60+ satellites in the new Iridium NEXT constellation have the Harris AppSTAR™ reconfigurable payload on board, enabling them to host multiple missions—an efficient, cost-efficient way to get missions into space.
  • Harris’ payload includes exactView™ Real Time (RT) Powered by Harris, a new commercially available maritime Automatic Identification System (AIS) from Harris and exactEarth.

Radar Approach Control System

There is a growing need for a modern, global, rapid response Air Traffic Control (ATC) system to keep the skies safe and secure. The field-proven, mobile radar approach control (RAPCON) system, the Harris Tactical Air Surveillance Radar, achieves excellent target detection and false alarm control even in severe environments through a balanced system design. A low sidelobe antenna, a high stability transmitter, digital moving target detection doppler processing, and advanced automatic target extraction, aided by extensive adaptive mapping, are key features. These techniques have been perfected over several generations of Air Traffic Control radars to the current high performance.

Military Air Traffic Control Radar

Harris is recognized by military air traffic management authorities the world over as the leading producer of tactical air traffic management radars. The suite of Harris capabilities – from tactical air surveillance to precision and ground control approach – covers the full range of operational scenarios and provides the capabilities required to ensure safe, effective management of the airspace around airbases, airports and airfields, even in the most challenging weather and low visibility conditions.

  • The AN/MPN-25, a highly mobile, compact Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR)/Secondary Surveillance Radar (SSR)/Precision Approach Radar (PAR) System, provides highly accurate detection of the airspace around an airport or air base.
  • The GCA/PAR-2020 is a Airport Surveillance Radar (ASR)/Precision Approach Radar (PAR) System providing high performance target detection in the airspace around an airport or air base. Simultaneous ASR and PAR operations from the single sensor provide accurate display of both types of radar data.
  • The Tactical Air Surveillance Radar (TASR) provides high quality, unambiguous data and information to controllers under all combinations of operational conditions. The Air Surveillance Radar display format presents the air situation on high-resolution, full color displays. Information can be tailored to the controller’s needs and preferences.

F-16

Harris F-16 capabilities include cockpit communications, data processing, sophisticated avionics and clean and electronic warfare systems that support the aircraft’s low observable profile. Communication, navigation and instrumentation antennas deliver situational awareness while advanced datalink protocols ensure data remains encrypted and secure. Harris avionics infrastructure and electronics are critical to providing efficient, affordable and high performance capabilities. 

  • The Harris Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suite (AIDEWS) is a modular electronic warfare system. Based on a modular system approach, AIDEWS can be tailored to unique customer requirements to provide integrated radar warning, RF countermeasures and advanced stand-alone radar warning.
  • The ALQ-211 family of systems detects, denies, disrupts, degrades and evades lethal threats and provides multi-spectral (radio frequency, infrared and laser) situational awareness. As the aircraft’s survivability suite controller, the ALQ-211 coordinates the response for laser and infrared threats, providing a truly integrated approach to aircraft self-protection.
  • Harris has developed a MIL-STD-1760 multiple carriage pneumatic bomb rack that effectively doubles the number of smart weapons that can be carried by tactical strike aircraft such as the F-16. Our Pneumatic Multiple Carriage system also features a Miniature Munition Store Interface (MMSI).
  • Harris has an extensive antenna portfolio suited to virtually any application and customer need. At least one Harris antenna is standard equipment on nearly every U.S. military aircraft flying today. Harris provides UHF communication, IFF, TACAN = F-2 missile illuminator and F-2 GPS antennas for the F-16.

Border Protection

Every country today is concerned with securing its borders to control who enters and what is brought into the nation. Harris capabilities include secure communications, common situational awareness, wide area surveillance, threat recognition and continuous command and control provising our customers with an integrated and comprehensive border security and surveillance capability.

  • With best-in-class throughput and spectrum efficiency, the RF-7800W ensures rapid delivery of VoIP, real-time video, teleconferencing and situational awareness. Software-defined and secure with either embedded or external device encryption, this HCLOS solution breaks through traditional line-of-sight restrictions enabling robust broadband connections.
  • The Harris Airborne Multi-channel Radio (HAMR) repackages the advanced technologies of two Falcon III® AN/PRC-152A radios into one avionics-ruggedized solution. With an optimized SWaP, dual wideband channels, and interoperability maximized for airborne communications, the HAMR is a leading choice for fixed and rotary winged platforms.
  • The Harris RF300M-DL (C) Small Secure Data Link (SSDL) is a single-channel, easily embedded tactical radio with a reduced SWaP while providing multiband, multi-mode networking capabilities—allowing warfighters to switch networks and waveforms on-the-move for real-time battle intelligence.
  • The Harris RF-330E-CM Embeddable Modular Radio (EMR) significantly expands current tactical capabilities and situational awareness (SA) by providing critical voice, data and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) video in multiple mission environments.

Submarine

Hostile forces use every available technology to track movement of friendly ocean-going vessels. For decades, Harris has taken pride in providing robust components to negate these threats. Our extensive engineering capabilities provide radars, sensors and antennas for the most demanding environments that lie beneath the ocean’s surface.

  • The ES-3601U is a cost effective, high-capability passive radar electronic support measures system providing a modern update for the previous AR-900 ESM Systems and can utilize their existing antenna systems. The ES-3601U uses an innovative monopulse direction-finding system for accurate bearing measurements.
  • The ES-3701U is a high performance passive radar electronic support measures system using advanced Sapience signal algorithms for positive emitter identification. The ES-3701U provides robust interference removal so that it remains functional in a littoral signal environment and also removes multipath to reduce the effects of reflected signals.
  • For more than 50 years, Harris has met the U.S. Navy’s requirements for naval underwater acoustic transducers, arrays, torpedoes and systems for communication and navigation sonars. Harris has a world-class facility complete with design, engineering, manufacturing, test and field service capability to address underwater acoustic program needs.
  • Our extensive antenna portfolio suits virtually any application and customer need. We offer off-the-shelf as well as custom designed antennas. We provide our VHF/UHF communication antennas, hydraulic tilt bases and ESM antennas to the Littoral Combat Ships.

Littoral Combat Ship

Harris offers solutions for maritime surveillance and communications for battlefield situational awareness, targeting, self-protection and surveillance.

  • The ES-3601S is a cost effective, high-capability passive radar electronic support measures system for surface naval applications. The ES-3601S uses an innovative monopulse direction-finding system for accurate bearing measurements. Whereas, the ES-3701S provides complete RF coverage with DF from comms bands through radar bands.
  • Harris maritime SATCOM terminals provides reliable, high-data-rate communications to deployed small and large naval combatants and support ships.
  • The Harris Active Low-Frequency Towed Sonar (ALOFTS) provides long, medium and short-range detection, localization, classification and tracking of submarines in blue and littoral water environments.
  • Our extensive antenna portfolio suits virtually any application and customer need. We offer off-the-shelf as well as custom designed antennas. We provide our VHF/UHF communication antennas, hydraulic tilt bases and ESM antennas to the Littoral Combat Ships.
  • The RF-7800H is the smallest, lightest and fastest Type 3 wideband HF manpack available today. With expanded data capabilities for long-range, beyond-line-of-sight environments, it provides continuous coverage on the power of a single battery.
  • The AN/PRC-160(V) is the market’s only standalone solution for Beyond-Line-Of-Sight communications in the absence of satellite and the world’s only HF manpack meeting new NSA crypto-modernization standards. Its software-defined architecture allows encryption updates, so mission-critical information stays secure.
  • The Harris AN/PRC-117G delivers breakthrough wideband data speed and legacy narrowband performance in a form factor 30% smaller and 35% lighter than competitors and is the only tactical radio with NINE Suite B encryption. 
  • The Harris AN/PRC 158 Multi-channel Manpack delivers superior communications security along with mission flexibility. Compact, powerful and modular, this two-channel solution covers the full 30-2500MHz frequency range and is 30% smaller that similar products.
  • hC2 streamlines network access through an easy-to-use interface sharing data in a common format so information can be entered once in the network and then accessed from anywhere. The result is a common operational view with real-time intelligence for more informed decision making.

P-8

Today’s aviators must collect, fuse, and share vast amounts of information, driving the need for additional sensors and mission processing, hardened electronics, robust communications, electronic warfare and open architecture compatibility for affordable growth. Harris avionics support today’s demanding needs and, working with our customers, develop new technologies for the future, allowing aviators to focus their attention where it matters most – the mission.

Harris Corporation: End-to-End SmallSat Solutions

Harris Corporation has re-engineered the technology used in these large systems, creating affordable, end-to-end mission solutions leveraging smallsats.

Small Satellite

With the highest-resolution commercial imagery and broad spectral range, Harris is leading the market in smallsat imaging with “right-sized” innovation. Because smallsat mission capability is often limited by low-data rate communications, we are working to deliver higher gain antennas that fit within the vehicle’s size, weight, and power constraints. We are also designing a unique S-band helix antenna that will bring broadband-type connectivity to cubesats.

  • Harris utilizes our high-end optics, patented structures, and high-performance imaging solutions in our SpaceView™ small satellite imaging payloads.
  • SpaceView™ solutions deliver the best commercially available imagery in quality and ground sample distance.
  • Models are tailored to support the needs of a variety of industries, such as agriculture, oil and gas, and emergency response, by offering diverse sensor capabilities and broad spectral ranges—from visible through infrared and up to 8-band multispectral sensing.

Stealth Frigate

Harris offers solutions for maritime surveillance and communications for battlefield situational awareness, targeting, self-protection and surveillance.

  • Harris’ Active Low-Frequency Towed Sonar (ALOFTS) provides long, medium and short-range detection, localization, classification and tracking of submarines in blue and littoral water environments.
  • NETLS is a state-of-the-art data link buffer, translation and management system. The primary purpose is to provide real-time multi-link data exchange capability to optimize tactical control and overall force coordination.
  • The ES-3601S is a high-capability passive radar electronic support measures system for surface naval applications. The ES-3601S uses an innovative monopulse direction-finding system for accurate bearing measurements. Whereas, the ES-3701S provides complete RF coverage with DF from comms bands through radar bands.
  • Harris maritime SATCOM terminals provides reliable, high-data-rate communications to deployed small and large naval combatants and support ships.
  • Our antenna portfolio suits virtually any application and customer need. We offer off-the-shelf as well as custom designed antennas.
  • The RF-7800H is the smallest, lightest and fastest Type 3 wideband HF manpack available today.
  • The AN/PRC-160(V) is the market’s only standalone solution for Beyond-Line-Of-Sight communications in the absence of satellite and the world’s only HF manpack meeting new NSA crypto-modernization standards.
  • hC2 streamlines network access in a common format so information can be entered once in the network and then accessed anywhere. The result is a common operational view with real-time intelligence for more informed decision making.

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