Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has opened a new office at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala. to support the communications and information technology needs of a diverse range of U.S. Army programs. The Huntsville site is the fourth new Harris office opened in 2011 in direct support of U.S. Army requirements. The other offices are in Texas, Maryland and Florida.
In Huntsville, senior Harris management, employees and partners joined local political leaders and Army officials in commemorating the opening today at the Harris office in Cummings Research Park - the second largest technology park in the United States, with more than 285 companies represented.
A team of more than 60 employees at the new Harris Redstone Arsenal office are providing sales, program management, engineering and technical support to the Army aviation, ballistic missile defense, space and research and development communities. Their focus is on delivering capabilities from across Harris, including the world's most advanced tactical radios, integrated network solutions, and secure, reliable communication systems.
"The Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville is a unique Army installation employing more than 35,000 people working across dozens of Army programs and commands," said Dan Pearson, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Harris Corporation. "We're investing in this community to meet their requirements for world-class networked tactical communications and information technology systems and support, today and in the future."
Harris supports nearly 20 programs headquartered in Huntsville, including Unmanned Aerial Systems, Helicopters, Air Traffic Control, Command Post Platform, Mobile Battle Command on the Move, High Mobility Artillery Rocket System and Ground Based Midcourse Defense.
Larger-scale projects include a $77 million contract awarded to Harris IT Systems to engineer, test and install IT infrastructure for the newly relocated U.S. Army Materiel Command headquarters building and a $25 million contract to deliver Highband Networking Radios to serve as the communications backbone of the U.S. Army's new Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System.
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