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Harris Corporation Selected by Lockheed Martin for $10 Million JASSM ER Weapon Data Link Transceiver Contract

Harris Corporation Selected by Lockheed Martin for $10 Million JASSM ER Weapon Data Link Transceiver Contract

MELBOURNE, Fla., May 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation today announced that it has been selected by Lockheed Martin for a 2-year, $10 million development contract to provide the Joint Air to Surface Standoff Missile - Extended Range (JASSM ER) weapon data link (WDL) transceiver. The WDL will enable the JASSM ER to engage relocatable and time-critical targets. JASSM is the world's first stealthy conventional cruise missile.

"We are pleased that Lockheed Martin has selected Harris to supply the data link transceiver for JASSM ER," said Dan Pearson, group president of Defense Programs for the Harris Government Communications Systems Division. "Harris has a legacy of successfully developing weapon data links, and the JASSM WDL will incorporate the very latest in Software Defined Radio (SDR) and encryption technology from our government communications and RF businesses."

Harris will design, fabricate, test and deliver a state-of-the-art, miniaturized, two-way data link transceiver module for JASSM beyond-line-of- sight communications. The WDL incorporates the company's latest SDR technology -- which is compliant with the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) -- and incorporates the Harris Sierra(TM) II Type-1, NSA-certified COMSEC module in order to satisfy current and future data link waveform and encryption requirements.

The addition of the weapon data link to the JASSM ER significantly enhances the battlespace commander's situational awareness through real-time weapon-in-flight tracking. In addition, a weapon data link-equipped JASSM ER can be re-tasked in-flight, allowing adjustment for "pop-up" targets.

The WDL transceiver award follows Harris' recent participation in the WDL Network (WDLN) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) for the U.S. military. Recently developed Network Enabled Weapons (NEW) Interface Configuration Document (ICD) messages defined by the ACTD will be incorporated into the WDL for the JASSM ER program. Harris was a key contributor to the combined government and industry team that developed the message set as part of the military's recent WDLN ICD ACTD contract.

Harris Government Communications Systems Division conducts advanced research studies, develops prototypes, and produces and supports state-of-the- art, assured communications(TM) solutions and information systems that solve the mission-critical challenges of its military and government customers, while serving as the technology base for the company's diverse commercial businesses. Harris Corporation is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. With headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual sales of over $3 billion and more than 13,000 employees, including 5,500 engineers and scientists. The company's four operating divisions serve markets for government communications, RF communications, broadcast communications, and microwave communications. For more information, visit .

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Forward-Looking Statement

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. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. Other factors that may impact the company's results and forward-looking statement may be disclosed in the company's filings with the SEC. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Harris Corporation

CONTACT: Sleighton Meyer, Government Communications Systems Division,
+1-321-727-6514, or [email protected], or Brent Dietz, Corporate
Headquarters, +1-321-724-3554, or [email protected], both of Harris

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