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Harris Corp. announced that it is one of two companies to receive a nine-month, $3.5 M contract for the Quint Networking Technology (QNT) program. QNT is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-led (DARPA) technology program to produce a very small and modular digital communications system for a variety of ground and airborne applications. The program is being funded by DARPA, the US Navy and the US Air Force. “We are very pleased that Harris has been selected to participate in the QNT program,” said Dan Pearson, president of the Department of Defense unit of Harris Corp.’s Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD). “Harris has a compelling and successful track record in the development of communications networks and weapon data links for munitions such as the US Navy Standoff Land Attack Missile (SLAM).” Harris is leading a team composed of ViaSat, L-3 Communications, The Boeing Co., Lockheed Martin, BBN, Cybernet Systems, Innovative Concepts and Vanu. The team’s solution leverages its advanced capabilities in communications technologies to provide QNT network and terminal solutions. The combined team’s capabilities include software-defined radios, mobile and ad hoc networks, the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS), the Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS) and the Common Data Link (CDL) to provide QNT network and terminal solutions.
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