Navy picks contractor for aircraft digital mapping

Pact covers moving map and digital video map computers

Harris Corp. will provide digital mapping systems for Navy aircraft under a contract worth $6.2 million.

Under the contract, Harris will deliver moving map and digital video map computers and associated housings for multiple aircraft platforms, the Defense Department said April 26.

Harris’s Tactical Aircraft Moving Map Capability Digital Map Computer provides flight crews with a graphical presentation of the aircraft’s present position and relative positions of targets, threats, terrain features, mission flight path, no-fly zones and safe bases, according to the company’s Web site. The system is used on the Navy’s F/A-18C/D, F/A-18E/F and EA-18G aircraft.

Harris’s Government Communications Systems Division will perform the work in Melbourne, Fla. The work is scheduled to be completed by April 2013.

The contracting activity is the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River, Md.

Harris is based in Melbourne, Fla.

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