US Navy awards Harris TAMMAC upgrade contracts

Harris, a communications and information-technology company, has been awarded $30m (£20m) worth of follow-on contracts by the US Navy to upgrade the Tactical Airborne Moving Map Capability (TAMMAC) Digital Map System, which provides military aircrews with sophisticated moving maps and other critical mission information via cockpit displays.  

Under the contracts, Harris will deliver 14 pre-production digital map systems containing new Embedded Graphics Cards (EGC) that generate two independent, high-resolution digital map channels to enhance aircrews’ situational awareness.  

The company will also supply 158 TAMMAC Digital Map Computers (DMCs) and 132 TAMMAC Digital Video Map Computers (DVMCs) − 17 of which will be provided to the Royal Australian Air Force.  

In addition, Harris will demonstrate a Future Airborne Capabilities Environment (FACE) for a range of tactical aircraft as part of the contracts.