- Will speed receipt of information from U.S. and Japanese weather satellites
- Supports a range of mission critical forecasting operations
- Leverages Harris’ new enterprise-class WxConnect™ products
MELBOURNE, Fla. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — December 10, 2014 — Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a three-year, $20 million contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for the Geostationary Weather Satellite Antenna System program. The contract was awarded in the first quarter of Harris fiscal year 2015.
Harris will provide its new WxConnect™ products that receive and process satellite weather observations from the NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series Rebroadcast (GRB) and Japanese HimawariCast services. These products will be deployed at eight National Weather Service locations to support a broad range of mission critical forecasting operations.
The WxConnect–GRB product provides academic, commercial and government users a flexible, turn-key capability to receive real-time GOES-R rebroadcast satellite weather data, including imagery, lightning detection, space weather monitoring, and atmospheric measurements for the western hemisphere. It will be a primary tool for detecting and tracking severe weather when GOES-R is launched. WxConnect–HimawariCast receives and processes the re-transmission from the just launched Himawari 8 satellite.
Harris also is the systems integrator for the GOES-R Ground Segment, which brings new measurements and processes over 40 times more data than current systems, improving global weather forecasts and alerts.
"These Harris products allow forecasters to exploit new capabilities from the next generation satellites, providing a significant step towards NOAA’s vision of a weather-ready nation,” said Romy Olaisen, vice president, Global Weather Solutions, Harris Government Communications Systems.
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. Statements about the expected value of the program to Harris are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. 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.