Sunday, May 9, 2010

Harris to Supply Digital Maps and Computers for US Military Aircraft

Harris Corp.’s Government Communications Systems Division in Melbourne, FL received a $6.2 million firm-fixed-priced indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract for the full rate production and support of 63 tactical aircraft moving map capability digital map computers (TAMMAC DMC), 47 digital video map computers, and 41 extension housings in support of multiple aircraft platforms. 

The TAMMAC DMC provides the pilot with a graphical representation of the aircraft’s present position and the relative positions of targets, threats, terrain features, planned mission flight path, no fly zones, safe bases, and other objects. 

The map presents contour lines, slope shading, dynamic elevation banding, threat inter-visibility, cultural features, variable scaling, and overlays…

The TAMMAC map enables the aircrew to display fire support coordination measures, vertical obstructions, and Digital Aeronautical Flight Information File (DAFIF) information. 

The TAMMAC map currently flies on the US Navy’s FA-18C/D, FA-18E/F and EA-18G fighter aircraft; the Army’s CH-47F helicopter; the USMC’s AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters and AV-8B VSTOL aircraft; Denmark’s and Italy’s EH-101 helicopter; Canada’s CF-18 A/B fighter aircraft; and Australia’s FA-18A/B fighter.

Harris will perform the work in Melbourne, FL and expects to complete it in April 2013. This contract was not competitively procured by the Naval Air Systems Command in Patuxent River, MD (N00019-10-D-0050).

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