Harris Corp. wins cryptographic and information assurance contract

ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S. Air Force officials selected Harris Corp. for cryptographic and information assurance products, including support throughout their life cycles. The five-year, multi-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a ceiling value $875 million.

The contract was awarded to seven companies and consists of a five-year base term with an additional five-year option. Orders may include a broad range of work for the different phases of the contract, such as material solutions analysis; technology development; technology maturation and risk reduction; preliminary design, engineering and manufacturing development; and production and sustainment.

"Secure communications on the battlefield is a critical element in keeping our warfighters safe and ensuring mission success," says Chris Young, president, Harris Communication Systems.

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