11.03.17

SCHUMER: HARRIS ADDING 30-40 JOBS IN ROCHESTER THANKS TO NEW ARMY RADIO PROCUREMENT; HARRIS TO RECEIVE LARGE PORTION OF $90 MILLION U.S. ARMY ORDER; WORK WILL BE A SHOT IN THE ARM FOR THE FINGER LAKES’ ECONOMY AND WILL ENHANCE TROOP COMMUNICATION

This Fed Investment Is Critical To Growth Of Rochester & Harris

Schumer: This Is A Win For Our Troops, Harris, And the Finger Lakes’ Economy

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced today that Harris Corp. in Rochester New York received a part of a $90 million order from the U.S. Army to deliver three types of radios: the ANPRC-117g and the ANPRC-152a and PRC-160. As a result of this new procurement, Harris has begun hiring an additional 30-40 workers at their Rochester facility to support the increased production required by this new radio order from the Army.   

“This new radio order by the U.S. Army, means dozens of new workers are now being hired by Harris in Rochester.  Harris is adding 30-40 new Rochester jobs to ramp up production of three radios now to meet this new demand from the Army.  You don’t need a Harris radio to hear loud and clear that these 30-40 new jobs are a shot in the arm for the Rochester economy,” said Senator Schumer   “It is further indication that Harris’s Rochester workforce produces top quality radios that our troops rely upon to succeed in some  of the toughest missions around the globe.”

Harris Corporation Chairman, President, and CEO William Brown said, “Senator Schumer has again doubled-down in support of our Rochester employees with his strong leadership and knowledge that our employees deliver innovative technology solutions to the US Army each and every day.”

The PRC-117g is a large "manpack" sized radio that typically is integrated into military vehicles. It provides wideband services and has been procured in the past by the Marines, United States Air Force, and Army. The PRC-152a radio is a handheld version of the PRC-117g while the ANPRC-160 is a new Harris high-frequency radio.  This $90 million procurement will enable the Army to equip the Army's new Security Forces Assistant Brigades that the Army is standing up in 2018.  Each of these Brigades will support each of the Army's six Combatant Commanders.

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