Press Release

Harris Corporation Opens New Engineering Facility in Florida

By SpaceRef Editor
November 10, 2014
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Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) announced today the opening of a new facility in Sunrise, Florida, highlighting its commitment to develop advanced software for tactical radios used by the U.S. military as well as militaries and public safety officials around the world. The 19,000 square-foot facility will support engineering activities and will serve as the Caribbean and Latin America sales hub for Harris RF Communications products and services.

Grand opening ceremonies were held today at 3 p.m. ET, where Harris hosted several distinguished guests, including Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla.

“Opening our new development center in Sunrise enabled us to quickly add a significant number of highly qualified engineers with expertise in advanced software defined radio waveforms,” said Dana Mehnert, group president, Harris RF Communications. “Expanding our development capability will help us maintain our leadership position in tactical radios and networking, and underscores our commitment to continue investing to provide the government with the most innovative and affordable solutions in the industry. Harris has a strong commitment to Florida, and we’re proud to be able to open this new facility in South Florida.”

For more information, visit: Harris in Florida (PDF).

Harris RF Communications is the leading global supplier of secure radio communications and embedded high-grade encryption solutions for military, government and commercial organizations. The company’s Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio systems encompasses manpack, handheld and vehicular applications. Falcon III® is the next generation of radios supporting the U.S. military’s Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) requirements, as well as network-centric operations worldwide. Harris RF Communications is also a leading supplier of assured communications® systems and equipment for public safety, utility and transportation markets — with products ranging from the most advanced IP voice and data networks to portable and mobile single- and multiband radios.

About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

Contact Information:

Karen Craft
RF Communications

Jim Burke
Harris Corporation

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