Harris Awarded $17 Million Air Force Missile Telemetry Contract

June 3, 1997

MELBOURNE, Florida — Harris Corporation has been awarded a $17 million contract by the United States Air Force to provide telemetry units that will send crucial flight and performance information from air-to-air missiles during test firings.

The contract calls for Harris to provide 220 Warhead Replacement Tactical Telemetry units for AIM-120 missiles used in test firings at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, Florida. The Air Force has an option for an additional 90 units.

The contract, which will be completed in 2000, is an add-on to a previous contract that Harris was awarded by the Air Force in 1991. The work will be done at Harris' facilities in Palm Bay, Florida.

Harris is a world leader in custom aircraft and spaceborne communication systems, information-processing systems and test, maintenance, logistic and simulation systems.

Harris Corporation, with worldwide sales of more than $3.6 billion, is an international communications and electronics company that provides a wide range of products and services such as wireless and personal communications, digital television(HDTV), health care information, multi-media communications, automotive electronics, transportation, business information, defense communications and information, and Lanier office products.

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Editor's Note: For further information, contact Tom Hausman at 321/727-9131 or thausm01@harris.com; or Sleighton Meyer at 321/727-6514 or smeyer@harris.com.