The FAA has awarded Harris Corp. a 15-year, $291 million contract to provide a secure voice communication network for U.S. air traffic control facilities as part of the NextGen air transportation system. Company officials expect the program will proceed despite budget uncertainty on Capitol Hill. The system will replace the FAA’s aging system of voice switches with one based on Internet Protocols that will support communication among air traffic controllers, as well as air-to-ground ...

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