Harris will continue to help tell FAA which way the wind blows

Contractor gains $97M contract to maintain Weather and Radar Processor system

Harris Corp. will continue to maintain the Weather and Radar Processor system it developed for the Federal Aviation Administration under a six-year, $97 million contract.

Under the WARP Maintenance and Sustainment Services II contract, Harris will provide hardware and software maintenance, a 24/7 user help desk, engineering services and continued sustainment to align the system with future FAA weather initiatives, according to a Harris statement released today.

The WARP system is an interactive, meteorological data processing system that simultaneously and continuously receives, processes, stores, distributes and displays aviation-related weather information and radar products.

It provides the FAA with highly reliable, en-route weather forecasting and other meteorological products, the statement said.

WARP, which generates radar mosaic data for air traffic controller displays and delivers weather data to the National Airspace System, is deployed at 21 Air Route Traffic Control Centers across the U.S. and at the Air Traffic Control System Command Center in Virginia.

“Harris has been the prime contractor for WARP services to the FAA since 1996 and a trusted provider of weather information systems for more than 20 years,” John O'Sullivan, vice president of Harris Mission Critical Networks, said in the statement.

Harris Corp., of Melbourne, Fla., ranks No. 13 on Washington Technology’s 2010 Top 100 list of the largest federal government contractors.

About the Author

David Hubler is the former print managing editor for GCN and senior editor for Washington Technology. He is freelance writer living in Annandale, Va.

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