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Harris one of 12 companies selected for $4B U.S. Army Communications and Transmission Systems IDIQ contract

October 15, 2013
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Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded the Communications and Transmission Systems (CTS) contract by the U.S. Army. The contract enables the company to compete for a wide range of communications systems and services projects supporting the ongoing upgrade and maintenance of the Army's terrestrial network infrastructure. Harris was one of 12 prime contractors selected for the five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, which has a total potential value of $4 billion.

Under the CTS IDIQ, Harris will pursue individual task orders for satellite communications systems and components, multimedia/multi-frequency solutions, and corresponding management and administrative responsibilities to support the Army's worldwide networks of satellite communications terminals and terrestrial transmission systems. Specific services could include systems integration, engineering and analysis, and facility and site preparation, as well as installation, operation, maintenance, program management, logistics, technical field assistance, and other support activities.

"This contract win reflects the broad expertise of Harris and its team members in satellite communications systems, networks, information technology and services supporting critical defense missions," said Ed Zoiss, vice president and general manager, Defense Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems. "The CTS work will support the Army's strategic communications networks worldwide, including Harris-built GSC-52 and Modernization of Enterprise Terminals."

The Harris CTS team is comprised of more than 100 companies recognized as leaders in the development, deployment and sustainment of communications and transmission systems technology.

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