Governor of Victoria Export Award 2017 - Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation Australia Operation Receives State of Victoria’s Innovation in Export Operations Award

MELBOURNE, Australia
February 6, 2018


  • Represents State of Victoria’s most prestigious industry award for innovation in export operations
  • Harris provides mission-critical communications for global aviation and defence markets
  • Market-specific, U.S. gov.-certified solutions meet warfighters’ interoperability and mission needs

Harris C4i Pty. Ltd., an Australia-based operation of Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), has been recognized among the most successful and innovative export operations in the State of Victoria. The business received the prestigious Victorian Export Award for Innovation Excellence during the 2017 Governor of Victoria Export Awards (GOVEA) held in Melbourne and hosted by the Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria.

Harris C4i is a global leader in IP and data distribution service-based secure voice communications for mission-critical environments. The organization’s interoperable communications solutions are used in more than 35 countries by a wide range of industries – including aviation, defence, public safety, utilities and transport.

The business has experienced significant growth over the past five years, primarily based on exports. Award judges commended the operation’s high level of system integration, product customization for different markets, staff engagement, and implementation of open standards and security assurance across product lines. This integrated and collaborative approach helped the operation to introduce numerous unique, market-specific solutions and to obtain the important U.S. Department of Defense Joint Interoperability Test Command certification, signifying the products met the highest standards of interoperability and mission needs of warfighters.

"Harris is honored to have our innovation and export achievements recognized by GOVEA,” said Alan Callaghan, president and managing director, Harris Defence Australia. “Harris has supported the modernization of Australia’s defence forces and air traffic management (ATM) operations for more than 25 years – delivering innovative communications and networking solutions that anticipate warfighter and civil aviation needs. We will continue to grow in Australia and stand ready to provide cost-effective, ready-now solutions tailored to the emerging challenges in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Across Australia, Harris has a diverse, broad-based capabilities set that includes sales, research and development, systems integration, engineering, manufacturing, sustainment and comprehensive logistic support services – with more than 200 employees located at facilities in Brisbane, Melbourne and Canberra. Harris provides a wide range of C4ISR solutions including tactical radios and networking, night vision devices, and electronic warfare, as well as communications and information systems supporting ATM operations.

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, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at

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