NOAA Awards Harris Corporation $284 Million GOES-R Series Ground Segment Contract Extension

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Highlights:

  • Modernizes the computing infrastructure of the existing GOES-R ground
    system
  • Lowers life-cycle cost by reducing information technology footprint
  • Extends the ground segment contract to support GOES-T and GOES-U
    missions

MELBOURNE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded
Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) a three-year, $284 million sole-source
extension on the ground
segment contract
supporting Geostationary Operational Environmental
Satellite (GOES) -R Series weather satellites – bringing new
technologies that support increased capabilities.

The three-year contract extension will modernize the ground-computing
infrastructure and reduce the IT footprint, laying the foundation for
future migration to cloud technologies. It extends the partnership with
NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service
(NESDIS) to 13 years – and brings the total contract value to $1.65
billion.

The GOES-R ground segment controls and commands NOAA’s two new
geostationary weather satellites, GOES-16 (East) and GOES-17 (West), and
will control GOES-T and GOES-U satellites after their launches. The
ground segment controls the Harris-built main payload, the Advanced
Baseline Imager, and other onboard instruments.

It also collects and processes 3.5 terabytes of science data every day
that is used for severe weather warnings, real-time fire detection and
other life-saving information used by the U.S. National Weather Service
and more than 10,000 direct users worldwide. Weather data and products
are generated in less than 30 seconds, and space weather products in 1.8
seconds.

The first and second satellites in the GOES-R Series launched in 2016
and 2018, and both are operational.

About Harris Corporation

Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’
toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that
connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial
customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in
annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments:
Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence
Systems. Learn more at harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 value
or expected value of orders, contracts or programs and about technology
capabilities 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.

Contacts

Kristin P Jones
Space and Intelligence Systems
Kristin.jones@harris.com
571-419-4718

Jim Burke
Harris Corporation
jim.burke@harris.com
321-727-9131

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