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Friday, July 28, 2017


US Army Awards Harris IDIQ Contract for LMR Network Modernization

  • One of two companies awarded five-year IDIQ contract
  • Focused on modernizing U.S. Army's existing land mobile radio system infrastructure
  • Move from proprietary technology to open standards ensures interoperability into the future

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been awarded a five-year, $461 million ceiling, multi-award IDIQ contract to modernize the U.S. Army's mission-critical communications network. The contract was awarded in the first quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2018.

Under the contract, Harris will upgrade the land mobile radio (LMR) system infrastructure on Army bases across the U.S., as well as replace existing systems with the latest technology. Harris received its first order from the contract for two Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access (VIDA®) cores, support services and integration of the first Army installation into the enterprise network.


“Opening up this critical project to competition is a major step forward in bringing richer innovation, better technology, heightened responsiveness and more competitive pricing to the customer,” said Nino DiCosmo, president, Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications. “Our Army customer clearly recognizes the value of competition, applying open standards and open architecture to its network. This forward-thinking approach will allow multiple vendors and multiple technologies to be integrated, ensuring interoperability into the future.”

Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications is a leading supplier of communications systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets. The business has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications, and supports more than 500 systems around the world.

Source : Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) - view original press release

Published on ASDNews: Jul 10, 2017

 

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