Profile: Harris Corp (HRS.N)
18 Jun 2013
Harris Corporation (Harris), incorporated on December 6, 1926, together with its subsidiaries, is an international communications and information technology (IT) company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. The Company operates in three segments: RF Communications segment, Integrated Network Solutions segment and Government Communications Systems. Its RF Communications segment consists of United States Department of Defense and international tactical communications, and public safety and professional communications. Its Integrated Network Solutions segment consists of IT services, Harris CapRock Communications and Healthcare Solutions. During the fiscal year ended June 29, 2012, the Company discontinued its cyber integrated solutions operation (CIS) and broadcast communications operations (Broadcast Communications) which were part of its Integrated Network Solutions segment. In February 2013, the Company sold Broadcast Communications business to an affiliate of The Gores Group, LLC.
RF Communications is a global supplier of secure tactical radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military and government organizations and also of secure communications systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets. The Company designs , develop and manufacture a comprehensive lines of single-band and multiband secure radio communications products and systems for manpack, handheld, vehicular, strategic fixed-site and shipboard installations that span the communications architecture from High Capacity Line of Site, backbone radios to small Soldier Personal Radios (SPRs) and tablet computers. The Company's ground tactical products operate in various radio frequency bands including high-frequency (HF), very high-frequency (VHF), ultra high-frequency (UHF) and L-band with higher frequencies supported for some of the Company's network backbone products. The Company's Falcon families of tactical radios are built on software-defined radio platforms that are reprogrammable to add features or software upgrades. The Company's Falcon radio systems have been deployed in all branches of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), as well as throughout the militaries of the Company's allied nations around the world, with more than 450,000 Falcon radios delivered to DoD and NATO customers.
The Company’s Falcon III family of radios is the next-generation of multiband, multi-mission tactical radios, which supports the United States military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. The Company's Falcon III multiband handheld radio, the AN/PRC-152 (152) offers users a range of capabilities, such as legacy Single Channel Ground and Airborne System (SINCGARS) interoperability; ultra high-frequency (UHF) ground-to-ground, line-of-sight communications; close-air support; tactical satellite communications (SATCOM), and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials International (APCO) P25 waveform to provide direct communications with first responders.
The Company’s Falcon III multiband manpack radio, the AN/PRC-117G (117G), is a JTRS Software Communications Architecture (JTRS SCA)-certified and National Security Agency (NSA) Type-1 certified manpack radio system providing wideband networking capability, enabling the transition to a networked battlefield communications environment and high-bandwidth applications, such as streaming video, simultaneous voice and data feeds, collaborative chat, and connectivity to secure networks (SIPRNet). The 117G’s wideband network access capabilities give warfighters and field commanders real-time information.
The Company’s cryptographic solutions consists of NSA-certified products and systems that range from single integrated circuits to major communications systems, including its Sierra and Citadel embedded encryption solutions and its KGV-72 blue force tracking programmable encryption devices and its new KIK-11 Tactical Key Loader. The Company supplies assured communications systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets, with products ranging from complete end-to-end wireless network infrastructure solutions, including advanced Internet protocol (IP) voice and data networks, that support multiple platforms and provide interoperability among disparate systems, to portable and mobile single-band and multiband radios, to public safety-grade broadband video and data solutions.
The Company competes with European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company N.V. General Dynamics, ITT Exelis, Motorola Solutions, Raytheon, Rohde & Schwarz, Tadiran and Thales.
Integrated Network Solutions
The Company’s IT solutions serves customers in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civilian and commercial markets. The Company provides operations and maintenance support at locations around the world for the communications functions for the United States Air Force 50th Space Wing's Satellite Control Network. It provides operations and maintenance support for the United States Navy Cyber Forces commands OCONUS Navy Enterprise Network as a Tier One subcontractor. The Company provides the United States Transportation Command (USTC) at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois with technical and support services to ensure information security of the USTC Distribution Process Owner Secure Enclave, as well as numerous applications hosted within the secure network.
The Company provides the Government of Canada with engineering and logistics services to support the avionics systems on the CF-18 Hornet fighter aircraft under the CF-18 Avionics Optimized Weapon System Support program, it provides IT integration of installation, training, help desk, passport and configuration management services for the United States Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs in support of more than 240 United States embassies and consulates around the world. The Company provides IT infrastructure and follow-on operations and maintenance support for the relocation of the United States Army Materiel Command Headquarters building to Huntsville, Alabama.
The Company is a global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions, specifically for remote and harsh environments, including for energy, maritime and government customers. The Company owns and operate a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents; five network operations centers running 24 hours per day, seven days per week; local presence in 23 countries; and over 275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations in more than 125 countries, including across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia-Pacific. The Company's customers include BP, Baker Hughes, Bristow Group, Chevron, Diamond Offshore, ExxonMobil, Halliburton, MODEC, Shell, Transocean, KBR, Green Reefers, Gulf Offshore, Nabors, Seatrans, Oceaneering, Subsea 7, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, the DoD, the Department of Homeland Security, other Federal civilian United States Government agencies.
The Company provides enterprise intelligence solutions and services for government and commercial customers, including systems integration, intelligent infrastructure, interoperability, imaging and other IT solutions. It also offers commercial providers a full range of interoperability solutions, including IT infrastructure and management, clinical workflow management and analytics, health information exchange, portals, business intelligence and image management.
The Company competes with Aetna Medicity, CACI, Computer Sciences Corporation, Dell, EADS/Vizada, General Dynamics, Globecomm, Health Care DataWorks, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Lockheed Martin, ManTech, MTN, NCI Information Systems, Northrop Grumman, Optum, Orion Health, Raytheon, RigNet, SAIC, Stratos, TCS, Telos Corporation, and The Advisory Board Company.
Government Communications Systems
Government Communications Systems conducts advanced research studies and produces, integrates and supports communications and information technology that solve the mission-critical challenges of the Company's civilian, intelligence and defense government customers worldwide, primarily the United States Government and consists of comprised of Civil Programs, National Intelligence Programs and Defense Programs. The Company develops, supplies and integrates communications and information processing products, systems and networks for a diverse base of aerospace, terrestrial and maritime applications supporting DoD missions. Its major technology capabilities include SATCOM terminals for transportable ground, fixed-site and shipboard applications; flat-panel and phased-array antennas; aviation electronics for military jets and helicopters, including radios, digital maps, modems, sensors, data buses, fiber optics and microelectronics; high-speed data links and data networks for wireless communications and smart weapons; and advanced ground control systems. The Company is a major developer, supplier and integrator of communications and information processing products, systems and networks for a diverse base of United States Intelligence Community programs, and it supports the ongoing transformation of the Intelligence Community into a more collaborative enterprise.
The Company competes with BAE Systems, Boeing, General Dynamics, L-3 Communications, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon and Rockwell Collins.
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