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State of Michigan Selects L3Harris Technologies for Public Safety Communications Technology System

Communication Systems
May 19, 2021 | 5 MINUTE Read

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The state of Michigan has selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to provide critical communications for more than 100,000 local, state, federal, tribal and private users on the second largest trunked radio system in the world.

L3Harris will supply Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) with portable and mobile radios – designed to work in the most extreme environments and the most challenging situations – as well as L3Harris P25 Infrastructure and dispatch consoles. The company has five dedicated service channel partners available to support all regions of the state.

MPSCS connects more than 2,000 agencies and spans 59,415-square-miles – from the Ohio and Indiana borders to the shores of Lake Superior. The system includes 291 radio towers and more than 119,000 radios.

“This partnership will continue to improve interoperability and information sharing among public safety agencies across Michigan and bordering states,” said Nino DiCosmo, President, Public Safety and Professional Communications, L3Harris. “Our state-of-the-art technology is designed to meet the rugged needs and high-reliability demands of the MPSCS.”

 “The MPSCS plays an important role in providing our state’s public safety partners with a reliable and sound lifeline,” said Brad Stoddard, Director of the Office of MPSCS. “Teaming up with L3Harris continues to provide additional technology choices for all first responders across Michigan. Allowing the public safety community to move throughout an area without concern of their ability to communicate and having a dependable and easy-to-use system has always been our mission. Our continued focus of partnering with manufacturers testing and validating their technology for use benefits public safety in Michigan while also other states that look to us for our leadership in this area.”

L3Harris’ Public Safety and Professional Communications is a leading supplier of communications systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets. The business has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications and supports more than 500 systems around the world.

About the MPSCS
Beginning in mid-1990, the state of Michigan made a significant infrastructure investment that provides statewide public safety radio communications for local, state, federal, tribal and private agencies. While the MPSCS was first implemented to serve the Michigan State Police, the value was far greater to expand to all public safety agencies in the state.

Today, MPSCS provides a stable, secure framework for interoperable communications to more than 2,000 local, state, federal, tribal and private first responders and supplies a public safety communication resource for citizens. The Office of Michigan’s Public Safety Communications System (MPSCS) employees operate and maintain one of the largest and most mature public safety trunked communication system in the world. The system spans 59,415 square miles from the Ohio and Indiana borders to the shores of Lake Superior and includes nearly 300 radio towers and over 119,000 radios. The system is at the forefront of public safety communications, providing rapid response and facilitating cooperation of emergency personnel through statewide coverage and advanced technology. It is a reliable, easy-to-use system that adheres to national standards. System operation is monitored 24 hours a day to ensure its readiness to assist Michigan’s first responders.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about the value or expected value of orders, contracts or programs and about system capabilities are forward-looking and involve risks and uncertainties. L3Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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