Harris Corp. announced that it has been selected by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Littleton, CO, to lead the communication portion of the Core Information System (CIS) Integrated Product Team for the 15 months Component Advanced Development Phase of the US Army's Aerial Common Sensor (ACS) program.

ACS is a next-generation intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance program under development by the US Army's Program Executive Office-Intelligence Electronic Warfare and Systems (PEO IEW&S). The announcement was made during the Armed Forces Communications-Electronics Association's 56th International Conference and Exposition held in June at the Washington, DC Convention Center.

"Harris has long been a leading contributor to ISR systems and programs for the US defense and intelligence community, and we are uniquely positioned to add value to the ACS communications platform selection process," said Bob Henry, president, Harris Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD).

Harris, a leading supplier of airborne communications systems for defense applications, will assist Lockheed Martin in this risk reduction phase by continuing to develop the best-value communications architectures for ACS, including various VHF and UHF radios, an airborne SATCOM capability and a common data link (CDL) capability.