Lockheed Martin’s Eric Branyan (middle) presents the Elite Supplier award to Harris Corporation’s Pete Martin (left) and Jeff Pearce (right) at Harris’ Amityville, N.Y. facility.

Lockheed Martin Recognizes Harris Corporation as Outstanding Supplier of F-35 and F-22 Carriage and Release Systems

June 28, 2017


  • Exceeded 98 percent on-time delivery and quality for systems used on F-35 and F-22
  • Provides state-of-the-art pneumatic systems with minimal lifecycle cost maintenance
  • Continues company’s excellent track record of delivery, quality, and cost savings

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been designated a top-performing supplier by Lockheed Martin for its work on carriage and release systems for F-35 and F-22 fighter jets. The award acknowledges the company’s excellent on-time delivery record and superior quality rating of more than 98 percent.

“This award recognizes suppliers holding a 98 percent on-time delivery rating with a 98 percent quality rating. Their role with us makes an impact far beyond performance – it ensures the ability to offer safety and security to customers across the globe,” said Janet Duffey, vice president, Aeronautics Supply Chain Management. “As a leader in engineering, production and sustainment of aircraft, operational excellence and supplier performance are key tenants of our business model.”

Harris has a 30-plus year track record of supplying advanced pneumatic suspension and release systems for the F-22 and F-35 programs – including the LAU-142/A, BRU-67/A and BRU-68/A. These are the world’s first pneumatic systems for this style of aircraft, and were specifically designed and developed for low maintenance, maximum performance and reliability.

“We are honored to receive this Lockheed Martin supplier award, which recognizes the top two percent of their 1,400 suppliers,” said Ed Zoiss, president, Harris Electronic Systems. “The award highlights our legacy of avionics innovation and affordability and recognizes our employees’ significant contributions to the success of critical programs such as the F-22 and F-35."

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems and Electronic Systems. Learn more at harris.com.

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