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Harris conducting Air Force system study

  |   March 6, 2013 at 4:07 PM
MELBOURNE, Fla., March 6 (UPI) -- A study to modernize the U.S. Defense Meteorological Satellite Program is to be conducted by the Harris Corp. under a U.S. Air Force contract.

Harris said the study will analyze the existing space and ground assets of the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program and develop plans to demonstrate they can evolve into the Weather Satellite Follow-on. Items to be considered include information assurance, net-centric data strategies, scalability and affordability.

Potential issues of compatibility and transition, cutover of operations, sustainment impacts, operational disruption during a change-over and security implications will also be examined.

"Harris has been a technology partner of DMSP for over five decades and is excited to play a role in shaping the program's architecture for decades to follow," said Romy Olaisen, vice president, Environmental Systems product line, Harris Government Communications Systems.

"The Harris study approach will apply proven expertise in satellite data processing, command and control, and automated product generation and distribution to enable a cost-effective approach for providing weather information to the warfighter."

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