Harris awarded $16 million follow-on contract by Lockheed Martin


Harris Corporation, an international communications and
information technology company, has been awarded a $16 million follow-on
contract by Lockheed Martin to supply more than 100 Harris Highband Networking
Radio systems for the U.S. Army’s Warfighter Information Network Tactical
(WIN-T) Increment 2 program.


The contract represents the largest-quantity radio order
to date, and brings the total value of WIN-T contracts to Harris to more than
$200M since 2002.


The Harris Highband Networking Radio (HNR)
features the first-ever use of directive beam technology to achieve higher
throughput over longer distances. The HNR hosts the Harris-developed Highband
Networking Waveform (HNW), which enables automatic selection of the best
communications path, and creates a self-forming, self-healing network.


Nodes can enter and exit without the need for fixed
network infrastructure or operator intervention. In addition to its use in
WIN-T Increment 2, an advanced version of the HNW will run on WIN-T Increment 3
hardware platforms.


The HNR has been implemented in the WIN-T Increment 2
program as a terrestrial, line-of-sight layer in an integrated communications
architecture.  This terrestrial layer includes mobile and fixed nodes and
augments a celestial layer supporting satellite communications for beyond
line-of-sight connectivity.


“The HNR is designed from the ground up to support
the networked battlefield and to ensure that warfighter have a trusted, yet
mobile, communications backbone. This follow-on contract represents our
continuing commitment to meeting the requirements of the WIN-T program and
advancing the communications technology of the U.S. Army,” said Sheldon
Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems.  


Harris Corporation recently introduced
the Harris MBC-100 mobile subscriber device for high-bandwidth
applications over 700 MHz LTE networks.  


The MBC-100 provides first responders with the capability
for simultaneous use of high-bandwidth mobile applications, including secure
streaming live video feeds, access to public safety databases, mobile
productivity applications and geo-location information.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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