Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and
information technology company, has received an 18-month follow-on
contract from Boeing to provide Ka-band antennas for the fourth Inmarsat Global
Xpress® satellite. The announcement was made during the SATELLITE
2014 Conference and Exhibition, being held March 10-13 at the Washington
Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The satellite is part of Inmarsat's $1.6 billion investment in Global
Xpress - the world's first globally available, high-bandwidth,
Ka-band network delivered by a single operator.
In orbit, the Harris antennas will direct 89 Ka-band user spot beams to
the Earth creating a unique, mobile broadband network with high-speed
services for diverse applications - from deep-sea vessels to in-flight
connectivity for airline passengers. Additional spot beams are available
to provide dedicated service to users requiring specific coverage.
"The Harris antennas are important components in the Global Xpress
satellite system, which is expected to provide global coverage by the
end of 2014," said Bill Gattle, vice president ad general manager,
National Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems. "We are
committed to delivering discriminating solutions in support of the
rapidly developing high-throughput satellite market."
The Global Xpress antennas are part of Harris' flight-proven
gimbal dish antenna systems, which enable beams to be steered to
accommodate changing or increasing user demands. Harris has more than 30
years of experience designing, building and flying spaceborne antennas
for government and commercial applications. Products include unfurlable
mesh reflectors, gimbaled dish antennas and phased array antennas.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology
company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125
countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has
approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees -
including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to
developing best-in-class assured communications® products,
systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is
available at harris.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect
management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future
performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in
reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements
are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and
future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Harris disclaims any
intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or
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