Harris is a professional company specialized in communications and information technology for government and commercial markets. The company was founded in in Niles, Ohio in 1895 and is headquartered in Melbourne, Florida now. Harris has more than 15,000 employees which includes nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. The company's business has extended to more than 150 countries by establishing operating divisions, subsidiaries and worldwide operations. Harris is focusing on RF communications, defense programs, civil programs, national intelligence programs, IT services and broadcast communications. RF Communications secure radio products consist of handheld, manpack, vehicular, strategic fixed-site, and shipboard systems. RF Communications is a superior supplier of secure voice and data radio communications products, systems and networks to the Department of Defense and U.S. federal and state agencies, and to international customers in government, defense, and peacekeeping organizations in more than 100 countries. Harris's defense programs business is a major developer, supplier and integrator of communications and information processing products, systems, and networks for a diverse base of aerospace, terrestrial and maritime programs. The major defense programs can be summarized as: F/A-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF); F/A-22 Raptor; F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet; Multi-functional Information Distribution System (MIDS); Large Aperture Multi-band Deployable Antennas (LAMDA); Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS); Improved Fire Control Systems (IFCS) Multi-band Shipboard SATCOM Terminal (MSSCT); Hawklink Common Data Link (LAMPS) and Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T).
Besides, the civil programs of Harris is dedicated to providing precise, highly reliable, high-speed communications and information networks to federal agencies of the U.S. government including the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Homeland Security, and the Government Printing Office. The civil programs cover air traffic control, census information systems, federal/civil IT services, ground mission solutions, GWAC (Government Wide Acquisitions Contracts), healthcare solutions, mapping and visulization, martime communication services and weather systems.
The national intelligence programs of Harris is committed to improving situational awareness, data collection accuracy, and product analysis by correlating near real-time mission data for display and analysis. National Intelligence Programs can be classified into six fields: commercial space, electro-optics intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR) mapping and visualization satellite subsystems, wireless products group (WPG) and crucial security.
The information technology (IT) services is focusing on supplying IT and communications services to defense, intelligence, homeland security, and civil customers. The information technology (IT) services mainly include IT transformation, managed solutions, information assurance, OS/COMET, NETCENTS and FirstSource.
What's more, Harris's broadcast communications provides products, systems and services that deliver interoperable workflow solutions that span the entire broadcast delivery chain for the global media market. The broadcast communications products include multiviewers, signal processing, video servers, digital signage and radio studio systems. Harris is insisting on developing high quality assured communications® products, systems, and services.