Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has been selected to modernize India´s air traffic management communications infrastructure and support one of the world´s fastest growing aviation markets — which is expected to double in size over the next 10 years, the company said.
The announcement was made during a contract signing held at the 6th US-India Aviation Summit, May 9-11, at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.
The Airports Authority of India (AAI), which owns and maintains 129 airports, awarded Harris a 15-year, Rs 944 Crore (USD 141 million) contract to serve as the prime contractor and systems integrator for AAI´s Futuristic Telecommunications Infrastructure initiative. The initiative will upgrade network operations, enhance security, and improve the performance, reliability and quality of India´s air traffic management (ATM) network, while reducing telecommunications costs.
Harris will leverage its extensive expertise from creating and managing the highly successful Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) managed services network, which securely connects more than 4,400 national and international FAA and Department of Defense facilities, and enables the FAA to achieve its mission for safe and efficient air travel of more than 87,000 aircraft each day.
Harris Corporation is a 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 USD 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.