Aviat Donates Equipment to Haiti

Donates in conjunction with Harris to help restore communications infrastructure to island in wake of earthquake

March 2, 2010

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. -- Aviat Networks (NASDAQ: AVNW), a leading wireless expert in advanced IP network migration, working in conjunction with Harris Corporation, today announced that it has donated telecommunications equipment worth greater than US$250K to Haiti relief efforts over the last month. The donation, consisting largely of the company’s TRuepoint® 5000 multi-service wireless transport platform, helped establish a working communications infrastructure for survivors and international aid workers in the region.

The donated radios have become the backbone connecting a number of response relief organizations including CHF International HQ, Doctors Without Borders, Save the Children, and Internews, among others. The last microwave link was installed to complete connectivity to an improvised network between CHF and Save Our Children. CHF International now has a high-speed network backbone that blankets Port Au Prince. Currently, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is evaluating the radio hardware to provide connectivity and communications restoration to its facility at the airfield. The TRuepoint platform is widely deployed at many U.S.-based FAA facilities now.

In addition, Aviat Networks is standing by to ship more systems from its San Antonio, Texas operations center contingent upon the developing needs of Haiti.

“To be able to coordinate any type of real assistance, there needs to be a reliable telecommunications structure, and we are happy to be able to assist in this effort,” said Harald Braun, president and CEO of Aviat Networks. “We worked quickly with our partners during this crisis to ensure people have a reliable means of communication with people inside and outside of Haiti.”

Aviat Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AVNW)

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