Enabling A Safer, More Weather-Ready World

Around the world, 2023 was a year defined by weather extremes. Tornadoes in the U.S. Midwest, record heat and fires in Greece, torrential downpours and mudslides in Japan, and a tropical storm reaching California are just a few of many examples.

Unfortunately, the pace and severity of weather events show no signs of slowing. In fact, scientists expect the effects of El Niño to continue into 2024, bringing higher risks of flooding, droughts and other environmental crises.

That’s why L3Harris is moving with urgency to deliver next-generation weather solutions that advance upon our proven Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI)Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R (GOES-R) ground heritage to improve short- and long-range forecast accuracy and increase life-saving warning times globally. These innovative solutions include a next-generation GeoXO imager (GXI) and modernized GOES-R ground system for the U.S. and next-generation imaging and sounding technology for Japan – all awarded as part of the more than $1 billion in weather-related contracts L3Harris received in 2023.

Our weather instruments and ground systems are paving the way toward a safer, more weather-ready world. By providing highly accurate and more detailed information faster than ever, these innovative technologies improve forecasting accuracy and warning lead times, so people have more time to prepare for and remain protected against extreme weather.

Learn More