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Harris Buying Comtech Satellite Equipment For FAA Air Traffic Program; Fred Kornberg Comments

Harris Buying Comtech Satellite Equipment For FAA Air Traffic Program; Fred Kornberg Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

HarrisLogoHarris Corp. has awarded a $6.5 million buying agreement to a Comtech Telecommunications subsidiary for ground equipment to update a Federal Aviation Administration telecommunications network.

Harris will buy the equipment from Comtech EF Data for the project, aimed at upgrading a satellite communications network in Alaska for air traffic control, Comtech said Monday.

“Product deliveries are expected primarily in our fiscal 2014,” said Fred Kornberg, Comtech president and CEO.

Under the not-to-exceed agreement, Harris will purchase the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem with DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier, redundancy switches and RF products for indoor and outdoor environments.

The FAA’s Alaskan Satellite Telecommunications Infrastructure is intended to link the Anchorage-based Alaskan Air Route Traffic Control Center with 64 FAA facilities, according to Comtech.

Comtech says that system represents 90 percent of the state’s inter-facility communications for air traffic control services in commercial aviation.

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