Harris CPqD Brazilian Air Force

Harris Corporation and CPqD Awarded Contract to Support Brazilian Air Force

July 27, 2015


  • Solutions support Brazilian Air Force Air Traffic Control Network
  • Partnership with CPqD brings Harris Air Traffic Management solutions to Brazil market
  • Leverages Harris' legacy with the U.S. FAA's and CPqD's telecom expertise in Brazil

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) and CPqD, a private organization focused on information and communications technologies, have been awarded a two-year contract to provide a monitor and control system and on-site operations support for the Brazilian Air Force air traffic control (ATC) network.

The contract will enable network operations center personnel to remotely monitor Brazilian Airspace Control System equipment, including surveillance, navigation, and communications systems. This will allow personnel to quickly locate and isolate outages and initiate repairs throughout Brazil's extensive ATC network.

Harris will provide specialized technical services and operations support. CPqD will supply its Intelligent Management Monitor and Control product, which is a network management and services platform.

"Harris provides highly secure and reliable communications solutions to customers in more than 125 countries around the world, including the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration's nationwide communications network," said Reinaldo Rezende, president, Harris Brazil. "We are committed to bringing new technologies and capabilities to Brazil as it continues to expand and upgrade its communications infrastructure."

"CPqD has extensive experience implementing operational support systems for telecommunications companies in Brazil as well as many other Latin American countries", said Sebastião Sahão Junior, president, CPqD. "It is this experience, coupled with our field proven solution, which we will employ to more efficiently manage Brazilian airspace."

About CPqD
CPqD is an independent institution, focused on innovation in information and communication technologies (ICTs). CPqD solutions are used by companies and institutions in Brazil and in the international market, in sectors such as telecommunications, energy, financial, industrial, corporate and public administration. Operating for 38 years, CPqD has more than 1,400 highly trained professionals, recognized for their creativity and commitment to high quality standards. Today CPqD has the largest program of R & D in Latin America in its area of operation and aims to contribute to the country's competitiveness and digital inclusion society leading to market product technologies, mission-critical systems, technology services and consulting that benefit large and small businesses, increasing efficiency and leveraging these business entrepreneurship in Brazil.

About Harris Corporation
Harris provides advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers' mission-critical challenges. The company has approximately $8 billion in annual revenue and about 23,000 employees — including 9,000 engineers and scientists — supporting customers in more than 125 countries. Learn more at harris.com.

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