Aviat Networks Wins $8 Million Public Safety Contract with Major California County

 Aviat Networks Wins $8 Million Public Safety Contract with Major California                                     County  Aviat's FirstNet Ready Microwave Enables Ultra-High Capacity and Reliability  PR Newswire  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014  SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW), the leading expert in microwave networking solutions, today announced an $8 million public safety contract with a major California county. The contract calls for Aviat Networks to provide the planning, products and professional services necessary to replace the county's microwave backhaul network. Located in one of the Golden State's prominent metro areas, this large turnkey project requires antennas, routers and radios, which are designed to be FirstNet ready.  The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is an independent federal authority that will hold the spectrum license for the national public safety broadband network. It has been charged with taking "all actions necessary" to build, deploy and operate this network, in consultation with federal, state, tribal and local public safety entities and other key stakeholders. It is expected to oversee $7 billion in funding toward deployment of this network, as well as $135 million for a new State and Local Implementation Grant Program to ensure the network meets state and local wireless public safety communications needs.  With FirstNet finalizing microwave backhaul requirements for the nationwide emergency network, it is critical that all states and counties install FirstNet compatible equipment. Aviat's Eclipse IRU600 radio provides the FirstNet ready capacity, availability, reliability and strong security features that will be needed for the integration of California's statewide emergency communications system into FirstNet.  "Aviat Networks is looking forward to helping the county replace its existing microwave network with fully modernized communications designed to meet the FirstNet standards coming from the National Institute of Standards and Technology," say Tony Ljubicich, vice president, sales and services, North America, Aviat Networks. "Aviat has installed more than 18,000 links in mission-critical applications throughout the United States making us the most trusted microwave supplier for state and local governments and other agencies that require ultra-high availability networks."  About Aviat Networks  Aviat Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNW) is a leading global provider of microwave networking solutions transforming communications networks to handle the exploding growth of IP-centric, multi-Gigabit data services. With more than 750,000 systems installed around the world, Aviat Networks provides LTE-proven microwave networking solutions to mobile operators, including some of the largest and most advanced 4G/LTE networks in the world. Public safety, utility, government and defense organizations also trust Aviat Networks' solutions for their mission-critical applications where reliability is paramount. In conjunction with its networking solutions, Aviat Networks provides a comprehensive suite of localized professional and support services enabling customers to effectively and seamlessly migrate to next generation Carrier Ethernet/IP networks. For more than 50 years, customers have relied on Aviat Networks' high performance and scalable solutions to help them maximize their investments and solve their most challenging network problems. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Aviat Networks operates in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.aviatnetworks.com or connect with Aviat Networks on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn,  Forward-Looking Statements  The information contained in this document includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act and Section 27A of the Securities Act, including the results of Aviat Networks' restructuring efforts and ongoing cost and expenses savings and expectations regarding fiscal year 2015. 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Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from estimates or projections contained in the forward-looking statements include the following:    ocontinued price and margin erosion as a result of increased competition in     the microwave transmission industry;   othe impact of the volume, timing and customer, product and geographic mix     of our product orders;   oour ability to meet projected new product development dates or anticipated     cost reductions of new products;   oour suppliers' inability to perform and deliver on time as a result of     their financial condition, component shortages or other supply chain     constraints;   ocustomer acceptance of new products;   othe ability of our subcontractors to timely perform;   ocontinued weakness in the global economy affecting customer spending;   oretention of our key personnel;   oour ability to manage and maintain key customer relationships;   ouncertain economic conditions in the telecommunications sector combined     with operator and supplier consolidation;   othe timing of our receipt of payment for products or services from our     customers;   oour failure to protect our intellectual property rights or defend against     intellectual property infringement claims by others;   othe results of restructuring efforts;   othe effects of currency and interest rate risks; and   othe impact of political turmoil in countries where we have significant     business.  For more information regarding the risks and uncertainties for our business, see "Risk Factors" in our Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on September 23, 2013 as well as other reports filed by Aviat Networks, Inc. with the SEC from time to time. Aviat Networks undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement for any reason, except as required by law, even as new information becomes available or other events occur in the future.  SOURCE Aviat Networks, Inc.  Website: http://www.aviatnetworks.com Contact: Gary Croke, Aviat Networks, Inc., (650) 248-3400, gary.croke@aviatnet.com