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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K
(Mark One)
ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023
OR
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _______________ to ______________
Commission File Number 1-3863
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L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware 34-0276860
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
1025 West NASA Boulevard
Melbourne,Florida 32919
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (321727-9100
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $1.00 per shareLHXNew York Stock Exchange
Securities Registered Pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act: None
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act.   Yes  ☑   No  ☐
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.   Yes  ☐   No  ☑
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.   Yes  ☑   No ☐
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).   Yes  ☑   No  ☐
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The aggregate market value of the voting common equity held by non-affiliates of the registrant at June 30, 2023 was $37,362,290,944 (based on the quoted closing sale price per share of the stock on the New York Stock Exchange). For purposes of this calculation, the registrant has assumed that its directors and executive officers as of June 30, 2023 are affiliates.
The number of shares outstanding of the registrant’s common stock as of February 9, 2024 was 190,107,856.
Documents Incorporated by Reference:
Portions of the registrant’s definitive Proxy Statement for the 2024 Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held on April 19, 2024, which will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission within 120 days after the end of the registrant’s fiscal year ended December 29, 2023, are incorporated by reference into Part III of this Annual Report on Form 10-K to the extent described therein.



L3HARRIS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
ANNUAL REPORT ON FORM 10-K FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 29, 2023
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Part I:
Information about our Executive Officers
Part II:
Part III:
Part IV:
Exhibits
This Annual Report on Form 10-K contains trademarks, service marks and registered marks of L3Harris Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This Annual Report on Form 10-K (this “Report”), including “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that may not materialize or prove correct, which could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements concerning: our plans, strategies and objectives for future operations; new products, systems, technologies, services or developments; future economic conditions, performance or outlook; future political conditions; the outcome of contingencies or litigation; environmental remediation cost estimates; the potential level of share repurchases, dividends or pension contributions; potential acquisitions or divestitures; the integration of our acquisitions; the value of contract awards and programs; expected revenue; expected cash flows or capital expenditures; our beliefs or expectations; activities, events or developments that we intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future; and assumptions underlying any of the foregoing. Forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of forward-looking terminology, such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “will,” “intends,” “plans,” “estimates,” “anticipates,” “projects” and similar words or expressions. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect our management’s opinions only as of the date of filing of this Report and are not guarantees of future performance or actual results. Factors that might cause our results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by these forward-looking statements, from our current expectations or projections or from our historical results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of this Report. All forward-looking statements are qualified by, and should be read in conjunction with, those risk factors. Forward-looking statements are made in reliance on the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and are made as of the date of filing of this Report, and we disclaim any intention or obligation, other than imposed by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or developments or otherwise, after the date of filing of this Report or, in the case of any document incorporated by reference, the date of that document.
Amounts contained in this Report may not always add to totals due to rounding.
PART I
 
 ITEM 1.BUSINESS.
General
L3Harris Technologies, Inc. is the Trusted Disruptor for the defense industry. With customers’ mission-critical needs in mind, we deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. We support government customers in more than 100 countries, with our largest customers being various departments and agencies of the U.S. Government and their prime contractors. Our products and services have defense and civil government applications, as well as commercial applications.
Our fiscal year ends on the Friday nearest December 31. Each of our fiscal years ended December 29, 2023 (“fiscal 2023”), December 30, 2022 (“fiscal 2022”) and December 31, 2021 (“fiscal 2021”) included 52 weeks. Unless the context otherwise requires, the terms “we,” “our,” “us,” “Company” and “L3Harris” as used in this Report mean L3Harris Technologies, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
We structure our operations primarily around the products, systems and services we sell and the markets we serve, and we report the financial results of our continuing operations in four operating segments, which are also our reportable segments: Space & Airborne Systems (“SAS”); Integrated Mission Systems (“IMS”); Communication Systems (“CS”); and Aerojet Rocketdyne (“AR”), established in connection with the fiscal 2023 acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc. (“AJRD”), discussed further below. Throughout this form 10-K, we also refer to our operating segments as our business segments. See Note 14: Business Segments in the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements in this Report (the “Notes”) for further information regarding our business segments, including how we define segment operating income or loss.
Business Realignment. Effective for fiscal 2023, we adjusted our reporting to better align our businesses and transferred our Agile Development Group (“ADG”) business from our IMS segment to our SAS segment. On October 1, 2023, we combined our Electronic Warfare sector and the majority of the ADG sector within our SAS segment to
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create a new sector, Advanced Combat Systems (“ACS”). The remaining portion of the ADG sector was combined with our Space Systems sector within our SAS segment.
The historical results, discussion and presentation of our business segments as set forth in the accompanying Consolidated Financial Statements and the Notes reflect the impact of these changes for all periods presented in order to present segment information on a comparable basis. There is no impact on our previously reported consolidated statements of operations, balance sheets, statements of cash flows or statements of equity resulting from these changes. See Note 6: Goodwill and Intangible Assets and Note 14: Business Segments in the Notes for further information.
Description of Business Segments
Our business segments provide a wide-range of products, systems and services to various customers and are described below. For financial information with respect to our business segments, including revenue, operating income and total assets, and with respect to our operations outside the United States, see Note 14: Business Segments in the Notes, and for additional information with respect to our business segments, see “Discussion of Business Segment Results of Operations” in “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Report. For a discussion of certain risks affecting our business segments, including risks relating to our U.S. Government contracts and subcontracts, see “Item 1. Business - Government Contracts,” “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and “Item 3. Legal Proceedings” of this Report.
SAS
SAS is a leading provider of full mission solutions as a prime and subsystem integrator in the space, airborne and cyber domains. We provide top-tier capabilities in the design, development, integration, production and sustainment of major weapons systems for defense primes and national security, civil government, and international customers in the following business sectors:
Space Systems: End-to-end mission solutions in support of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (“ISR”); position, navigation and timing; weather and climate monitoring; missile defense and ground-based space surveillance networks.
Intel & Cyber: Situational awareness, intelligence systems and advanced wireless solutions for classified intelligence and defense customers.
Mission Avionics: Sensors, processors, hardened electronics, release systems and antennas for aircraft platforms.
Mission Networks: Communications and networking solutions for air traffic management.
ACS: Threat warning and countermeasures for airborne, ground and maritime platforms. Also includes ADG, an innovation accelerator and collaboration initiative established to rapidly address near-peer, national security threats.
IMS
IMS is a leading provider of differentiated mission capabilities and prime systems integration for the air, land and sea domains. We deliver top-tier capabilities in the design, development, integration, production, modernization and sustainment of ISR, passive sensing and targeting, electronic attack, autonomy, power and communications, networks and sensors for national security and international customers in the following business sectors:
ISR: Airborne passive sensing and targeting, mission systems development, integration and life-cycle management for strategic reconnaissance, national command and control, tactical surveillance, electronic attack, agile strike, mobility, and classified platforms.
Maritime: Passive sensing and targeting, autonomy and manned and unmanned teaming, power and communications, undersea sensors and networks and classified capabilities for manned platforms and unmanned surface and undersea vessels.
Electro Optical: Passive sensing and targeting; laser imaging and sensor systems; space communications and avionics; and fuzing, navigation and range-testing solutions on platforms spanning all domains.
Commercial Aviation Solutions: Integrated aircraft avionics, pilot training and data analytics services for the commercial aviation industry. On November 27, 2023, we announced that we entered into a definitive agreement to sell Commercial Aviation Solutions (“CAS disposal group”). See Note 13: Acquisitions, Divestitures and Asset Sales in the Notes for further information.
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CS
CS enables warfighters across all domains with solutions critical to mission success even in the most contested environments. We are a leading provider of resilient communication solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”), international, federal and state agency customers in the following business sectors:
Tactical Communications: Design, manufacture and sustainment of resilient and secure communication solutions that include tactical radios, software, satellite terminals and end-to-end battlefield systems.
Broadband Communications: Design, manufacture and sustainment of resilient and secure communication solutions that include ISR and tactical data links, software and integrated broadband networks. Includes the operations of Tactical Data Links product line (“TDL”), acquired from Viasat, Inc. (“Viasat”) on January 3, 2023. See Note 13: Acquisitions, Divestitures and Asset Sales in the Notes for further information.
Integrated Vision Solutions (“IVS”): Design, manufacture and sustainment of a full suite of helmet-mounted integrated night vision goggles with leading-edge image intensifier tubes and weapon-mounted sights, aiming lasers, and range finders.
Public Safety: State-of-art communication equipment, systems and applications for federal agencies, state and local government first responders, utilities and transit agencies.
AR
On July 28, 2023, we acquired AJRD, a technology-based engineering and manufacturing company. AR is a leading provider of propulsion, power and armament products and systems to U.S. government, including the DoD, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (“NASA”) and major aerospace and defense prime contractors in the following business sectors:
Missile Solutions: Propulsion technologies and armament systems for strategic defense, missile defense, hypersonic and tactical systems.
Space Propulsion and Power Systems: Premier propulsion and power systems for national security, space and exploration missions.
International Business
In fiscal 2023, revenue from products and services where the end consumer is located outside the U.S., including foreign military sales funded through the U.S. Government, whether directly or through prime contractors, was $4.2 billion (21% of our revenue) and came from a large number of countries with no single foreign country accounting for more than 5% of our total revenue. For financial information regarding our domestic and international operations, including long-lived assets, see Note 14: Business Segments in the Notes.
The majority of our international marketing activities are conducted through subsidiaries that operate in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) and Asia-Pacific (“APAC”) regions and Canada. We also have established international marketing organizations and several regional sales offices. For further information regarding our international subsidiaries, see Exhibit 21 of this Report.
Competitive Conditions and Trends in Market Demand
We operate in highly-competitive markets that are sensitive to technological advances. Some of our competitors in each of our markets are larger than we are and can maintain higher levels of expenditures for research and development (“R&D”). We concentrate on the opportunities that we believe are compatible with our resources, overall technological capabilities and objectives. Principal competitive factors are product and system quality and reliability; technological capabilities; service; past performance; ability to develop and implement complex, integrated solutions; ability to meet delivery schedules; and cost-effectiveness. We frequently “partner” or are involved in subcontracting and teaming relationships with companies that are, from time to time, competitors on other programs. We compete domestically and internationally against large defense companies; principally BAE Systems, Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, RTX; Thales; and non-traditional defense contractors.
For further discussion of trends in market demand, see “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Report.
Backlog
Company-wide total backlog was $32.7 billion at December 29, 2023, inclusive of backlog from the acquisitions of TDL and AJRD, compared with $22.3 billion at December 30, 2022. We expect to recognize approximately 40% of the revenue associated with Company-wide total backlog by the end of 2024 and approximately 65% of the
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revenue associated with Company-wide total backlog by the end of 2025, with the remainder to be recognized thereafter.
See Note 1: Significant Accounting Policies in the Notes for additional information regarding Company-wide total backlog.
Research and Development
We conduct R&D activities using our own funds (company-funded R&D) and under contractual arrangements (customer-funded R&D), such as designs. See Note 1: Significant Accounting Policies in the Notes for further information on company-funded R&D.
Intellectual Property
We own a large portfolio of patents, trade secrets, know-how, confidential information, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property and we routinely apply for new patents, trademarks and copyrights. We also license intellectual property to and from third parties. For discussion of risks relating to intellectual property, see “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of this Report. With regard to certain patents, the U.S. Government has an irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license, pursuant to which the U.S. Government may use or authorize others to use the inventions covered by such patents. Pursuant to similar arrangements, the U.S. Government may consent to our use of inventions covered by patents owned by other persons. Numerous trademarks used on or in connection with our products are also considered to be valuable assets.
Government Regulations
Our company is subject to various federal, state, local and international laws and regulations relating to the development, manufacture, sale and distribution of our products and services, and it is our policy to comply with the applicable laws in each jurisdiction in which we conduct business. Regulations include, but are not limited to, those related to import and export controls, corruption, bribery, the protection of the environment, government procurement, wireless communications, competition, product safety, workplace health and safety, employment, labor and data privacy. The following describes significant regulations that may impact our businesses. For further discussion of risks relating to government regulations, see “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of this Report.
Government Contracts. In fiscal 2023, the percentage of our revenue that was derived from sales to U.S. Government customers, including foreign military sales funded through the U.S. Government, whether directly or through prime contractors, was 76% and no other customer accounted for more than 5% of our revenue. Additional information regarding customers for each of our segments is provided under “Item 1. Business — Description of Business Segments” of this Report.
Cost-type contracts: Our U.S. Government cost-reimbursable contracts provide for the reimbursement of allowable costs plus payment of a fee and fall into three basic types: (i) cost-plus fixed-fee contracts, which provide for payment of a fixed fee irrespective of the final cost of performance; (ii) cost-plus incentive-fee contracts, which provide for payment of a fee that may increase or decrease, within specified limits, based on actual results compared with contractual targets relating to factors such as cost, performance and delivery schedule; and (iii) cost-plus award-fee contracts, which provide for payment of an award fee determined at the customer’s discretion based on our performance against pre-established performance criteria. Under our U.S. Government cost-reimbursable contracts, we are reimbursed periodically for allowable costs and are paid a portion of the fee based on contract progress. Some costs have been made partially or wholly unallowable for reimbursement by statute or regulation. Examples include certain merger and acquisition costs, lobbying costs, charitable contributions, interest expense and certain litigation defense costs.
Fixed-price contracts: Our U.S. Government fixed-price contracts are either firm fixed-price contracts or fixed-price incentive contracts. Under our U.S. Government firm fixed-price contracts, we agree to perform a specific scope of work or sell a specific product for a fixed price and, as a result, benefit from cost savings or carry the burden of cost overruns. Under our U.S. Government fixed-price incentive contracts, we share with the U.S. Government both savings accrued for performance at less than target cost as well as costs incurred in excess of target cost up to a negotiated ceiling price, which is higher than the target cost, but carry the entire burden of costs exceeding the negotiated ceiling price. Under such incentive contracts, profit may also be adjusted up or down depending on whether specified performance objectives are met. Under our U.S. Government firm fixed-price and fixed-price incentive contracts, we generally receive either milestone payments totaling 100% of the contract price or monthly progress payments in amounts equaling 80% of costs incurred under the contract. The remaining amounts, including profits or incentive fees, are billed upon delivery and final acceptance of end items and deliverables under the contract.
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Our production contracts are mainly fixed-price contracts and development contracts are generally cost-reimbursable contracts, although we have some fixed-price development contracts. Time-and-material contracts are considered fixed-price contracts as they specify a fixed hourly rate for each labor hour charged.
For further discussion of risks relating to U.S. Government contracts, see “Item 1A. Risk Factors,” “Item 3. Legal Proceedings” and “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Report.
Environmental. Our operations are subject to and affected by U.S. federal, state, local and foreign laws and regulations regarding discharge of materials into the environment or otherwise relating to the protection of the environment. We have previously announced our environmental sustainability goals: to reduce greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions by 30% and water usage by 20% from 2019 levels and achieve a 75% solid waste diversion rate (away from landfills) by 2026. We invested in renewable energy and other solutions to achieve our GHG emission reduction target and our other environmental sustainability goals. We took a step towards our goal by entering into a virtual power purchase agreement, which has been operational since 2021. In 2023, we measured our performance against these goals and exceeded our GHG emissions and water use reduction targets and are progressing towards our solid waste diversion rate from landfill goal. Additional information is provided in our Sustainability Report, which can be found on our Company website, and is not incorporated by reference into this Report.
We have incurred, and based on currently available information, we expect to continue to incur capital and operating costs to comply with existing and pending environmental laws and regulations. See “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and “Item 3. Legal Proceedings” of this Report and Note 1: Significant Accounting Policies and Note 15: Legal Proceedings, Commitments and Contingencies in the Notes.
Materials, Suppliers and Seasonality
Because of the diversity of our products and services, as well as the wide geographic dispersion of our facilities, we use numerous sources for the wide array of materials, such as electronic components, printed circuit boards, metals and plastics needed for our operations and products. We depend on suppliers and subcontractors for a large number of components and subsystems. For example, in our AR segment we are reliant on a limited number of certified suppliers of cases and igniters, in part because of the extensive qualification and safety requirements on explosive and missile-related components. We also rely on a limited number of certified microelectronics component suppliers for our products. We have experienced component shortages from vendors as a result of pandemics, natural disasters, or the shifting regulatory landscape. These events or regulations may cause a spike in demand for certain electronic components, such as lead-free components, resulting in industry-wide supply chain disruptions. For further discussion of risks relating to subcontractors and suppliers, see “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of this Report.
We do not consider any material portion of our business to be seasonal. Various factors can affect the distribution of our revenue between accounting periods, including the timing of contract awards and the timing and availability of U.S. Government funding, as well as the timing of product deliveries and customer acceptance.
Human Capital
Our success depends on our highly-educated and skilled workforce. Attracting, developing, motivating and retaining highly-skilled people, particularly those with technical, engineering and science backgrounds, is critical to our ability to execute our strategic priorities. We use human capital measures to set goals and monitor performance in several areas, including employee health and safety; talent acquisition, development and retention; and diversity, equity and inclusion (“DE&I”).
Workforce Demographics. We had approximately 50,000 employees at December 29, 2023, including approximately 20,000 engineers and scientists. Of our total employees, 89% are located in the U.S. and a significant number of our employees possess a U.S. Government security clearance. As of December 29, 2023, approximately 2,800, or 6%, of our U.S. employees were covered by various collective bargaining agreements, which we expect will be renegotiated as they expire, as we historically have done without significant disruption to operating activities.
Health and Safety. We prioritize the safety of our employees through maintaining a proactive safety culture and implementing programs designed to eliminate workplace incidents, risks and hazards. Throughout the year, we review and monitor our performance closely to reduce Occupational Safety and Health Administration reportable incidents. With these efforts, in the last 3 years, we have reduced our total recordable injury rate (“TRIR”) and lost day injury rate (“LDIR”) by 37% and 41%, respectively. For fiscal 2023, our TRIR declined by 24% and LDIR declined by 29%, compared with the previous year, while numerous of our locations reached one year or more without a recordable injury.
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Talent Acquisition, Development and Retention. Our talent strategy focuses on attracting new perspectives, ideas and capabilities, recognizing and rewarding performance, and developing, engaging and retaining high-performing employees. We strive to attract employees in all stages of their careers. In addition to hiring approximately 6,400 new employees (excluding acquisition in fiscal 2023), we were recognized with more than 15 employer awards or recognitions from external organizations in fiscal 2023. Our development philosophy centers around creating broad experiences, setting “SMART” (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely) performance goals and offering continuous feedback and learning opportunities. We provide formal and informal development aligned with individual learning styles including self-directed personal and professional development through e-learning, books and videos; professional certification support; leadership development programs developed in partnership with leading universities; rotational programs; and on-the-job learning. Annually and quarterly, we assign learning content that supports our “e3” (excellence, everywhere, everyday) operating system, Code of Conduct, ethical standards, compliance with laws applicable to our business and responsibility for safety and environmental goals. We maintain a robust succession planning process whereby we regularly review our internal talent pipeline and adjust individual development plans accordingly. We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefit packages, including health care, retirement planning and employer retirement contributions, educational assistance, child and elder back-up care, paid parental leave and a discretionary paid time off program. In addition, we offer caregiver time-off and pre-retirement programs. Also, we have a robust and comprehensive listening strategy centered around multiple employee surveys, enabling us to gain real-time insights into the employee experience. By prioritizing engagement and utilizing the power of feedback, we continuously evolve our workplace culture to ensure that individuals feel engaged, valued and inspired to perform at their best.
DE&I. Our success as the industry’s Trusted Disruptor depends on our ability to continue to innovate and develop new solutions to solve our customers’ most critical challenges. We believe that having a strong, talented workforce and culture with a diverse array of experiences, perspectives and backgrounds is essential to driving innovation. We have established two clear long-term goals: half of our workforce will be female and at least one third will be people of color. We progress toward these goals through growing diverse talent, enabling a culture of inclusivity and equity, and ensuring we clearly communicate our DE&I efforts internally and externally. We support a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (“STEM”) initiatives to further develop our employees and build talent pipelines within our communities. We also have an established diversity council, co-chaired by our Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and comprised of employee resource group (“ERG”) leadership and executives from across the Company, to evaluate and influence the strategies, policies and steps we take to advance DE&I. We now offer eleven ERGs - adding two new groups this year - that bring together employees from all backgrounds to foster professional development, community outreach and employee engagement opportunities. We also further develop inclusive behaviors and culture through ongoing learning throughout the year, encouraging conversation and action through initiatives like our annual “Day of Understanding” event, our “Six Signature Traits for Inclusive Leadership” training and the launch of our new “DE&I Champions” program. Finally, we celebrate the unique voices of our employees through our “I am L3Harris” and “Inclusive Leadership” internal communication series. We continue to improve the diversity of our workforce and work toward our long-term goals.
The table below provides the makeup of our workforce at December 29, 2023:
OverallExecutive
Persons of color(1)
29%18%
Female population(1)
25%36%
Veterans(1)
16%15%
Persons with disabilities(1)
10%9%
Generational breakout(2):
Boomers (1945-1964)21%20%
Generation X (1965-1980)34%59%
Millennials (1981-1996)36%21%
Generation Z (after 1996)9%—%
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(1) Based on employee self-identification
(2) Age ranges align with Pew Research Center definitions.
Additional information regarding our human capital strategy is available in our DE&I Annual Report that can be found on our company website. Information on our website, including our DE&I Annual Report, is not incorporated by reference into this Report.
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Available Information
Our principal executive offices are located at 1025 West NASA Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32919. Our website address is https://www.l3harris.com.
Our annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, proxy statements, current reports on Form 8-K and amendments to such reports are available free of charge on our website https://www.l3harris.com/investors, as soon as reasonably practicable after these reports are electronically filed with or furnished to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). We also will provide the reports in electronic or paper form, free of charge, upon written request. Our website and the information posted thereon are not incorporated into this Report or any current or other periodic report that we file with or furnish to the SEC.
 ITEM 1A.RISK FACTORS.
We have described many of the trends and other factors that we believe could impact our business and future results in “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Report. In addition, our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity are subject to, and could be materially adversely affected by, various risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, those set forth below, any one of which could cause our actual results to vary materially from recent results or our anticipated future results.
Macroeconomic, Industry and Governmental Risks
We depend on winning business in competitive markets from U.S. Government customers for a significant portion of our revenue. We are highly dependent on revenue from U.S. Government customers, primarily defense-related programs with the DoD and a broad range of programs with the U.S. Intelligence Community and other U.S. Government departments and agencies. The percentage of our revenue derived from sales to U.S. Government customers, including foreign military sales funded through the U.S. Government, both directly and through prime contractors, was 76% in fiscal 2023.
The market for sales to U.S. Government customers is highly competitive, and the U.S. Government often chooses to use contractors other than us, for example, as part of competitive bidding processes (through which we expect that a majority of the business we seek will be awarded), or otherwise due to our competitors’ ongoing efforts to expand their business relationships with the U.S. Government. The U.S. Government has increasingly relied on certain types of contracts that are subject to multiple competitive bidding processes, including multi-vendor indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (“IDIQ”), government-wide acquisition contracts (“GWACs”), General Services Administration Schedules and other multi-award contracts, which has resulted in greater competition and increased pricing pressure. Some of our competitors have greater financial resources than we do and may have more extensive or more specialized engineering, manufacturing and marketing capabilities than we do in some areas. We may not be able to continue to win competitively awarded contracts or to obtain task orders under multi-award contracts. Further, competitive bidding processes involve significant cost and managerial time to prepare bids and proposals for contracts that may not be awarded to us or may be split with competitors, and the risk that we may fail to accurately estimate the resources and costs required to fulfill any contract awarded to us. For these reasons and others, we may choose not to bid in certain competitive bidding processes, which would result in the potential loss of opportunities. Additionally, bid protests from unsuccessful bidders can extend the time until work on a contract can begin and may result in significant expense or delay, contract modification or contract rescission as a result of our competitors protesting or challenging contracts awarded to us.
A reduction in U.S. Government funding or a change in U.S. Government spending priorities could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. Our U.S. Government programs must compete with programs managed by other government contractors and with other policy imperatives for consideration for limited resources and for uncertain levels of funding during the budget and appropriations process. Although multi-year contracts may be authorized and appropriated in connection with major procurements, Congress generally appropriates funds on a U.S. Government fiscal year (“GFY”) basis. Procurement funds are typically made available for obligation over the course of one to three years. Consequently, programs often initially receive only partial funding, and additional funds are obligated only as Congress authorizes further appropriations.
We cannot predict the extent to which total funding and/or funding for individual programs will be included, increased, or reduced as part of the annual appropriations process ultimately approved by Congress and the President or in separate supplemental appropriations or continuing resolutions, as applicable. Budget and appropriations decisions made by the U.S. Government are outside of our control and have long-term consequences for our business. U.S. Government spending priorities and levels remain uncertain and difficult to predict and are
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affected by numerous factors, including the U.S. Government’s budget deficit and the national debt. A change in U.S. Government spending priorities or an increase in non-procurement spending at the expense of our programs, or a reduction in total U.S. Government spending on an absolute or inflation-adjusted basis, could have material adverse consequences on our current or future business.
For GFY 2024, the federal government is currently being funded under a Continuing Resolution (“CR”). The CR funds Agriculture, Energy-Water, Military-Construction-VA and Transportation-HUD through March 1, 2024 and the other portions of the federal government, including the DoD, through March 8, 2024. This is the third CR in GFY2024. Pursuant to the Fiscal Responsibility Act (P.L., 118-5), if a final GFY2024 appropriations bill is not enacted by April 30, 2024, then spending cuts would go into effect and discretionary spending limits would be revised to reflect GFY 2023 enacted levels for defense and nondefense categories and decrease by 1%. In addition, if Congress does not enact a full-year GFY2024 appropriations bill, the U.S. Government may not be able to fulfill its funding obligations, and there could be significant disruption to all discretionary programs and corresponding impacts on the entire defense industry, which could adversely affect our business, results of operations, financial condition and cash flow. Any inability of the U.S. Government to complete its budget process for any GFY and resulting operation on funding levels equivalent to its prior fiscal year pursuant to a CR or shut down, also could have material adverse consequences on our current or future business. For more information see “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations - U.S. and International Budget Environment” of this Report.
Our results of operations and cash flows are substantially affected by our mix of fixed-price, cost-plus and time-and-material type contracts. Our fixed-price contracts, particularly those for development programs, could subject us to losses in the event of cost overruns or a significant increase in or sustained period of increased inflation. We generate revenue through various fixed-price, cost-plus and time-and-material contracts. For a general description of our U.S. Government contracts and subcontracts, including a discussion of revenue generated thereunder and of cost-reimbursable versus fixed-price contracts, see “Item 1. Business - Government Contracts” of this Report. For a description of our revenue recognition policies, see “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations - Critical Accounting Estimates - Revenue Recognition” of this Report.
In fiscal 2023, 73% of our revenue was derived from fixed-price contracts that allow us to benefit from cost savings, but subject us to the risk of potential cost overruns, including due to greater than anticipated or a sustained period of increased inflation or unexpected delays because we assume all of the cost burden. If our initial estimates are incorrect, we can lose money (or make more or less money than estimated) on these contracts. Fixed-price U.S. Government contracts can expose us to potentially large losses because the U.S. Government can hold us responsible for completing a project or, in certain circumstances, paying the entire cost of its replacement by another provider regardless of the size or foreseeability of any cost overruns that occur over the life of the contract.
In fiscal 2023, approximately 27% of our revenue was derived from cost-type contracts. Under cost-type contracts, we agree to be reimbursed for allowable costs and paid a fee. When our costs are in excess of the final target cost, fees and our margin may be adversely affected. If our costs exceed authorized contract funding or do not qualify as allowable costs under applicable regulations, we will not be reimbursed for those costs. Cost overruns may adversely affect our financial performance and our ability to win new contracts.
Contracts for development programs include complex design and technical requirements and are generally contracted on a cost-reimbursable basis, however, some of our existing development programs are contracted on a fixed-price basis or include cost-type contracting for the development phase with fixed-price production options. Because many of these contracts involve new technologies and applications and can last for years, unforeseen events, such as technological difficulties, fluctuations in the price of materials, a significant increase in or a sustained period of increased inflation, problems with our suppliers, labor market conditions and cost overruns, can result in the contractual price becoming less favorable or even unprofitable to us over-time (which, especially in the case of sharp and significant sustained inflation, could happen quickly and have long lasting impacts), and increased interest rates resulting from inflationary pressures can also impact the fair value of these contracts. Furthermore, if we do not meet contract deadlines or specifications, we may need to renegotiate contracts on less favorable terms, be forced to pay penalties or liquidated damages or suffer major losses if the customer exercises its right to terminate. In addition, some of our contracts have provisions relating to cost controls and audit rights, and if we fail to meet the terms specified in those contracts, we may not realize their full benefits. Cost overruns would adversely impact our results of operations, which are dependent on our ability to maximize our earnings from our contracts, and the potential risk would be greater if our contracts shifted toward a greater percentage of fixed-price contracts, particularly firm fixed-price contracts, as opposed to cost-plus and time-and-material contracts.
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To the extent feasible, we have consistently followed the practice of contractually adjusting our prices to reflect the impact of inflation on salaries and fringe benefits for employees and the cost of purchased materials and services and in some cases seeking the inclusion of adjustment clauses to incorporate certain cost adjustments in fixed-price contracts for unexpected inflation. However, our fixed-price contracts could subject us to losses in the event of cost overruns or a significant increase in or a sustained period of increased inflation if these measures are not effective.
Any or all of the foregoing could have a negative impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
We depend significantly on U.S. Government contracts, which generally are subject to immediate termination and heavily regulated and audited. The application or impact of regulations, unilateral government action, termination or negative audit findings for one or more of these contracts could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. U.S. Government contracts also generally are subject to U.S. Government oversight audits, which could result in adjustments to our contract costs. Any costs found to be improperly allocated to a specific contract will not be reimbursed, and such costs already reimbursed must be refunded. We have recorded contract revenue based on costs we expect to realize upon final audit. However, we do not know the outcome of any future audits and adjustments, and we may be required to materially reduce our revenue or profits upon completion and final negotiation of audits. Negative audit findings could also result in termination of a contract, forfeiture of profits, suspension of payments, fines or suspension or debarment from U.S. Government contracting or subcontracting for a period of time.
In addition, U.S. Government contracts generally contain provisions permitting termination, in whole or in part, without prior notice at the U.S. Government’s convenience upon payment only for work done and commitments made at the time of termination. For some contracts, we are a subcontractor and not the prime contractor, and in those arrangements, the U.S. Government could terminate the prime contractor for convenience without regard for our performance as a subcontractor. We may be unable to procure new contracts to offset revenue or backlog lost as a result of any termination of our U.S. Government contracts. Because a significant portion of our revenue is dependent on our performance and payment under our U.S. Government contracts, the loss of one or more large contracts could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
From time to time, we may begin performance of a U.S. Government contract under an undefinitized contract action with a not-to-exceed price before the terms, specifications or price are finally agreed to between the parties. In these arrangements, the U.S. Government has the ability to unilaterally definitize the contract if a mutual agreement regarding terms, specifications and price cannot be reached. These uncertainties or loss of negotiating leverage associated with long delays could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Our U.S. Government business also is subject to specific procurement regulations and a variety of socioeconomic and other requirements that, although customary in U.S. Government contracts, increase our performance and compliance costs. These costs might increase in the future, thereby reducing our margins, which could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. In addition, the U.S. Government has and may continue to implement initiatives focused on efficiencies, affordability and cost growth and other changes to its procurement practices. These initiatives and changes to procurement practices may change the way U.S. Government contracts are solicited, negotiated and managed, which may affect whether and how we pursue opportunities to provide our products and services to the U.S. Government, including the terms and conditions under which we do so, which may have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. For example, contracts awarded under the DoD’s Other Transaction Authority for research and prototypes generally require cost-sharing and may not follow, or may follow only in part, standard U.S. Government contracting practices and terms, such as the Federal Acquisition Regulation (“FAR”) and U.S. Government Cost Accounting Standards (“CAS”).
Failure to comply with applicable regulations and requirements could lead to fines, penalties, repayments or compensatory or treble damages, or suspension or debarment from U.S. Government contracting or subcontracting for a period of time. Among the causes for debarment are violations of various laws and regulations, including those related to procurement integrity, export control (including International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”)), U.S. Government security, employment practices, protection of the environment, accuracy of records, proper recording of costs and foreign corruption. The termination of a U.S. Government contract or relationship as a result of any of these acts would have an adverse impact on our operations and could have an adverse effect on our standing and eligibility for future U.S. Government contracts.
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We participate in markets that are often subject to uncertain economic conditions, which makes it difficult to estimate growth in our markets and, as a result, future income and expenditures. We participate in U.S. and international markets that are subject to uncertain economic conditions. In particular, U.S. federal, state and local government spending priorities and levels remain uncertain and difficult to predict and are affected by numerous factors. In addition, certain of our non-U.S. customers, including in the Middle East and other oil or natural gas-producing countries, could be adversely affected by weakness or volatility in oil or natural gas prices, or negative expectations about future prices or volatility or impacts of the war between Israel and Hamas, which could adversely affect demand for our products, systems, services or technologies. As a result of that uncertainty, it is difficult to develop accurate estimates of the level of growth in the markets we serve. Because those estimates underpin all components of our budgeting and forecasting, our estimates or guidance for future revenue, income and expenditures may be inaccurate, and we may make significant investments and expenditures but never realize the anticipated benefits.
We cannot predict the consequences of future geo-political events, but they may adversely affect the markets in which we operate, our ability to insure against risks, our operations or our profitability. Ongoing instability and current conflicts in global markets, including in the Ukraine and Eastern Europe, Israel, the Gaza Strip and the Middle East and Asia, and the potential for other conflicts and future terrorist activities and other recent geo-political events throughout the world, including new or increased economic and trade sanctions, have created and may continue to create economic and political uncertainties and impacts that could have a material adverse effect on our business, operations and profitability. These types of matters cause uncertainty in financial and insurance markets and may significantly increase the political, economic and social instability in the geographic areas in which we operate.
Unfavorable credit conditions in financial markets outside of the U.S. could adversely affect the ability of our international customers and suppliers to obtain financing and could result in a decrease in or cancellation of orders for our products and services or impact the ability of our customers to make payments. These matters also may cause us to experience increased costs, such as for insurance coverage and performance bonds (or for them to be unavailable altogether), as well as difficulty with financing our operating, investing or financing (or refinancing) activities.
We are subject to government investigations, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. U.S. Government contractors are subject to extensive legal and regulatory requirements, including ITAR and U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), and from time to time agencies of the U.S. Government investigate whether we have been and are operating in accordance with these requirements. We may cooperate with the U.S. Government in those investigations. Under U.S. Government regulations, an indictment of L3Harris by a federal grand jury, or an administrative finding against us as to our present responsibility to be a U.S. Government contractor or subcontractor, could result in us being suspended for a period of time from eligibility for awards of new government contracts or task orders or in a loss of export privileges, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. A conviction, or an administrative finding against us that satisfies the requisite level of seriousness, could result in debarment from contracting with the U.S. Government for a specific term, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
We derive a significant portion of our revenue from international operations and are subject to the risks of doing business internationally. We are dependent on sales to customers outside the U.S. The percentage of our total revenue represented by revenue from products and services where the end consumer is located outside the U.S., including foreign military sales funded through the U.S. Government, whether directly or through prime contractors, was 21%, 23% and 22% in fiscal 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively. In fiscal 2023, 45% of our international business was transacted in local currency. We expect that international revenue will continue to account for a significant portion of our total revenue. Also, a significant portion of our international revenue is from, and a significant portion of our business activity is being conducted with or in, less-developed countries and sometimes countries with unstable governments, or in areas of military conflict or at military installations. Other risks of doing business internationally include:
Laws, regulations and policies of foreign governments relating to investments and operations;
Unforeseen changes in export controls and other trade regulations;
Changes in regulatory requirements, including business or operating license requirements, currency exchange controls or embargoes;
Uncertainties and restrictions concerning the availability of funding, credit or guarantees;
Risk of non-payment or delayed payment by non-U.S. customers;
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Contractual obligations to non-U.S. customers that may include specific in-country purchases, investments, manufacturing agreements or financial or other support obligations, known as offset obligations, that may extend for years, require teaming with local companies and result in significant penalties if not satisfied;
Issues related to involving international dealers, distributors, sales representatives and consultants;
Difficulties of managing a geographically dispersed organization and culturally diverse workforces, including compliance with local laws and practices;
Fluctuations of currency, currency revaluations, difficulties with repatriating cash generated or held abroad in a tax-efficient manner and changes in tax laws;
Uncertainties as to local laws and enforcement of contract and intellectual property rights and occasional requirements for onerous contract terms;
Changes in government, economic and political policies, political or civil unrest, acts of terrorism, threats of international boycotts, U.S. anti-boycott legislation or sanctions against U.S. defense companies; and
Increased risk of an incident resulting in damage or destruction to our facilities or products or resulting in injury or loss of life to our employees, subcontractors or other third parties.
Business and Operational Risks
We depend on our subcontractors and suppliers to provide materials, components, subsystems and services for many of our products and services, and failures in or disruptions to our supply chain could cause our products and or services to be produced or delivered in an untimely or unsatisfactory manner. Our ability to manufacture and deliver products and services to our customers requires our U.S. and non-U.S. subcontractors and suppliers to provide a variety of materials, components, subsystems and services. Some of our programs are very long duration with complex re-qualification and we must ensure long term supply capacity of subcontractors and suppliers. In some instances, we depend upon a single supplier for components, which adds risk because that supplier may at times be unable to meet our needs and because we may have little negotiating leverage with sole-source suppliers. Identifying and qualifying dual and second-source suppliers can be difficult, time consuming and may result in increased costs. Any inability to timely develop cost-effective alternative sources of supply could materially impact our ability to manufacture and deliver products and services to our customers.
In addition, we are required to procure certain materials and components, including certain microelectronic components, from U.S. Government-approved supply sources. Certain heightened regulatory requirements that may apply to these sources can further limit the subcontractors and suppliers we may utilize. Legislation, regulatory changes or other governmental actions, including product certification or stewardship requirements, sourcing restrictions, tariffs, embargos, product authenticity, cybersecurity regulation, and environmental standards (e.g., greenhouse gas emission limitations) may all impact our subcontractors and suppliers.
From time to time, as with any industry, our subcontractors and suppliers experience financial and operational difficulties outside of our direct control, which may impact their ability to deliver the materials, components, subsystems and services we need. The number of contracts where we act as a prime contractor (62% in 2023) further increases our exposure to subcontractor and supplier failures and disruptions.
In recent years, global supply chains, including ours, have experienced significant disruption from material availability and supplier performance, as well as extended lead times, pricing volatility, inflationary pressures and labor issues. We and our subcontractors and suppliers have also experienced difficulties in the timely procurement of necessary materials and components, including microelectronics. Current geopolitical conditions, including sanctions and other trade restrictive activities and strained inter-country relations, have contributed to issues procuring necessary materials and components. For example, some materials and components in our supply chain have previously been sourced from areas now under sanctions or other trade restrictions, such as specialty metals from Russia and certain equipment from China, or are currently sourced from areas which are at risk of sanctions or other trade restrictive actions, not just by the United States but by other nations or groups, such as the European Union.
All of these issues have led to significant supplier and subcontractor performance failures and delays, which have negatively impacted our production flow, results of operations, financial condition and cash flows. For example, in fiscal 2022 and to a lesser extent in fiscal 2023, revenue, operating income and orders in our CS segment were adversely impacted by supply chain disruptions, although we implemented supply chain resiliency initiatives that mitigated these disruptions during 2023. These efforts included leveraging our scale to better negotiate with our suppliers, investing in tools and analytics to assess supplier risk, strengthening relationships with key suppliers and entering into long-term strategic partnerships, seeking alternate supply sources and pursuing various cost reductions. However, while we continuously work to implement supply chain resiliency initiatives such as these, we cannot guarantee the success of any of these efforts. Material supply disruptions may still occur in the future,
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leading to untimely delivery or unsatisfactory quality of products and services, and potentially adversely affecting our business, operational results, financial condition and cash flow.
We must attract and retain key employees, and any failure to do so could seriously harm us. Our future success depends to a significant degree upon the continued contributions of our management and our ability to attract and retain highly-qualified management and technical personnel, including engineers and employees who have U.S. Government security clearances, particularly clearances of top secret and above. While we have robust processes in place to ensure we have the right talent in place to meet our commitments, to the extent that the demand for qualified personnel exceeds supply in certain areas, we could also experience higher labor, recruiting or training costs in order to attract and retain such employees. Failure to attract and retain such personnel would damage our future prospects and could adversely affect our ability to succeed in our human capital goals and priorities, as well as negatively impact our business and operating results.
We could be negatively impacted by a security breach, through cyber-attack, cyber intrusion, insider threats or otherwise, or other significant disruption of our Information Technology (“IT”) networks and related systems or of those we operate for certain of our customers. We face the risk of a security breach, whether through cyber-attack, cyber intrusion or insider threat via the Internet, malware, computer viruses, attachments to e-mails, persons inside our organization or with access to systems inside our organization, subcontractors or suppliers, threats to the physical security of our facilities and employees or other significant disruption of our IT networks and related systems or those of our suppliers or subcontractors. We face an added risk of a security breach or other significant disruption of the IT networks and related systems that we develop, install, operate and maintain on behalf of certain customers, which may involve managing and protecting information relating to national security and other sensitive government functions. The risk of a security breach or disruption, particularly through cyber-attack or cyber intrusion, including by computer hackers, foreign governments and cyber terrorists, is persistent and substantial as the volume, intensity and sophistication of attempted attacks, intrusions and threats from around the world remain elevated and unlikely to diminish.
As an advanced technology-based solutions provider, and particularly as a government contractor with access to national security or other sensitive government information, we face a heightened risk of a security breach or disruption from threats to gain unauthorized access to our and our customers’ proprietary information on our IT networks and related systems, our classified networks, and to the IT networks and related systems that we operate and maintain for certain of our customers. These types of information and IT networks and related systems are critical to the operation of our business and essential to our ability to perform day-to-day operations, and, in some cases, are critical to the operations of certain of our customers. We make efforts to maintain the security and integrity of these types of information and IT networks and related systems and have implemented various measures to manage the risk of a security breach or disruption. See “Item 1C -Cybersecurity" in this Report for further discussion of or risk management and strategy related to cybersecurity threats. Our efforts and measures have not been entirely effective in the case of every cyber security incident, but no incident has had a material negative impact on us to date. Even the most well-protected information, networks, systems and facilities remain potentially vulnerable because attempted security breaches, particularly cyber-attacks and cyber intrusions, or disruptions will occur in the future, and because the techniques used in such attempts are constantly evolving and generally are not recognized until launched against a target, and in some cases are designed not to be detected and, in fact, may not be detected. In some cases, the resources of foreign governments may be behind such attacks due to the nature of our business and the industries in which we operate. Accordingly, we may be unable to anticipate these techniques or to implement adequate security barriers or other preventative measures. Thus, it is impossible for us to entirely mitigate this risk, and future cyber security incidents could have a material negative impact on us. A security breach or other significant disruption involving these types of information and IT networks and related systems could:
Disrupt proper functioning of these networks and systems and, therefore, our operations and/or those of certain of our customers;
Result in unauthorized access to, and destruction, loss, theft, misappropriation or release of, proprietary, confidential, sensitive or otherwise valuable information of ours, our customers or our employees, including trade secrets, which could be used to compete against us or for disruptive, destructive or otherwise harmful purposes and outcomes;
Compromise national security and other sensitive government functions;
Require significant management attention and resources to remedy damages that result;
Result in costs which exceed our insurance coverage and/or indemnification arrangements;
Subject us to claims for contract breach, damages, credits, penalties or termination; and
Damage our reputation with our customers and the general public.    
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We must also rely on the safeguards put in place by customers, suppliers, vendors, subcontractors or other third parties to minimize the impact of cyber threats, other security threats or business disruptions. These third parties may have varying levels of cybersecurity expertise and safeguards, and their relationships with government contractors, such as us, may increase their likelihood of being targeted by the same cyber threats we face. Our commercial arrangements with these third parties include processes designed to require that the third parties and their employees and agents agree to maintain certain standards for the storage, protection and transfer of confidential, personal and proprietary information. However, we remain at risk of a data breach due to the intentional or unintentional non-compliance by a third party’s employee or agent, the breakdown of a third party’s data protection processes, which may not be as sophisticated as ours, or a cyber-attack on a third party’s information network and systems.
Any or all of the foregoing could have a negative impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity, reputation, ability to protect data, assets, and intellectual property, maintenance of customer and vendor relationships, competitive posture, and could lead to litigation or regulatory investigations or actions.
Our future success will depend on our ability to develop new products and services and technologies that achieve market acceptance in our current and future markets. Our businesses are characterized by rapidly changing technologies and evolving industry standards. To remain competitive, we need to continue to design, develop, manufacture, assemble, test, market and support new products and services and technologies, which will require the investment of significant financial resources. We have allocated substantial funds for such investments through customer-funded and internal R&D, acquisitions or other teaming arrangements. This practice will continue to be required, but we may not be able to successfully identify new opportunities and may not have the necessary financial resources to develop new products and services and technologies in a timely or cost-effective manner. Furthermore, the need to make these expenditures could divert our attention and resources from other projects, and we cannot be sure that these expenditures ultimately will lead to the timely development of new products and services or technologies. Due to the design complexity of some of our products and services and technologies, we may experience delays in completing development and introducing new products and services or technologies in the future. Any delays could result in increased costs of development or divert resources from other projects.
In addition, the markets for our products and services or technologies may not develop as we currently anticipate, we may not be as successful in newly identified markets as we currently anticipate, and acquisitions, joint ventures or other teaming arrangements we may enter into to pursue developing new products and services or technologies may not be successful. Failure of our products and services or technologies to gain market acceptance could significantly reduce our revenue and harm our business. Furthermore, competitors may develop competing products and services or technologies that gain market acceptance in advance of our products and services or technologies, or competitors may develop new products and services or technologies that cause our existing products and services or technologies to become non-competitive or obsolete, which could adversely affect our results of operations. The future direction of the domestic and global economies, including its impact on customer demand, also will have a significant impact on our overall performance.
We have significant operations in locations that could be materially and adversely impacted in the event of a natural disaster or other significant disruption. Our corporate headquarters and significant business operations are located in Florida, which is subject to the risk of major hurricanes. Our worldwide operations and operations of our suppliers and customers could be subject to natural disasters (including those as a result of climate change) or other significant disruptions, including hurricanes, typhoons, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, fires, water shortages, other extreme weather conditions, epidemics, pandemics, acts of terrorism, power shortages and blackouts, telecommunications failures and other natural and man-made disasters or disruptions. In the event of such a natural disaster or other disruption, we could experience disruptions or interruptions to our operations or the operations of our suppliers, subcontractors, distributors, resellers or customers, including inability of employees to work; destruction of facilities; and/or loss of life, all of which could materially increase our costs and expenses, delay or decrease orders and revenue from our customers and have a material adverse effect on the continuity of our business and our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. Additionally, we could incur significant costs to improve the climate-related resiliency of our infrastructure and supply chain and otherwise prepare for, respond to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
With our acquisition of AJRD, there is risk of the release, unplanned ignition, explosion, or improper handling of dangerous materials used in our business, which could disrupt our operations and adversely affect our financial results. With our acquisition of AJRD, our business operations are subject to risk in connection with the handling, production, and disposition of potentially explosive and ignitable energetic materials and other dangerous chemicals, including motors and other materials used in rocket propulsion. The handling, production, transport, and
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disposition of hazardous materials could result in incidents that temporarily shut down or otherwise disrupt our manufacturing operations and could cause production delays. A release of these chemicals or an unplanned ignition or explosion could result in death or significant injuries to employees and others. Material property damage to us or third parties could also occur.
The use of these products in applications by our customers could also result in liability if an explosion, unplanned ignition or fire were to occur. Extensive regulations apply to the handling of explosive and energetic materials, including but not limited to, regulations governing hazardous substances and hazardous waste. We regularly review safety related to these products with our Board of Directors (“Board”). The failure to properly store and ultimately dispose of such materials could create significant liability and/or result in regulatory sanctions. Any release, unplanned ignition or explosion could expose us to adverse publicity or liability for damages or cause production delays, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Failure to achieve the expected results of LHX NeXt could adversely affect our future financial condition and results of operations. In Fiscal 2023, we announced LHX NeXt, a targeted three-year program designed to enhance organizational agility and performance by leveraging our scale and relationships across segments to drive operational efficiency and competitiveness for the enterprise. There can be no assurances that the initiatives that are part of LHX NeXt will achieve their desired results.
Financial Risks
Changes in estimates we use in accounting for many of our programs could adversely affect our future financial condition and results of operations. Accounting for our contracts requires judgment relative to assessing risks, including estimating contract revenue and costs and assumptions for schedule and technical issues. Due to the size and nature of many of our contracts, the estimation of total revenue and cost at completion is complicated and subject to many variables. For example, we must make assumptions regarding: (i) the nature and complexity of the work to be performed; (ii) subcontractors’ and suppliers’ expected performance; (iii) availability and costs of labor, materials, components subsystems and services (including expected increases in wages and prices); (iv) the length of time to complete the contract; (v) the allocation of transaction price to one or more performance obligations based on the products and services promised to the customer; (vi) incentives or penalties related to performance on contracts in estimating revenue and profit rates, and recording them when there is sufficient information for us to assess anticipated performance; and (vii) estimates of award fees in estimating revenue and profit rates based on actual and anticipated awards.
Our gross margins and operating income can be adversely affected when estimated contract costs increase, from our initial estimates (resulting in an Estimate At Completion (“EAC”) adjustment) especially without comparable increases in revenue. There are many reasons estimated contract costs can increase, including: (i) supply chain disruptions, inflation and labor issues; (ii) design or other development challenges; and (iii) program execution challenges (including from technical or quality issues and other performance concerns). However, because of the significance of the judgments and the difficulties inherent in estimating future costs, we cannot guarantee that estimated revenues and contract costs will not change in the future. Any cost growth or changes in estimated contract revenues and costs may adversely affect results of operations and financial condition. For additional information regarding our critical accounting estimates applicable to our accounting for our contracts, see “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Conditions and Results of Operations - Critical Accounting Estimates” of this Report.
Our level of indebtedness and our ability to make payments on or service our indebtedness and our unfunded defined benefit plans liability may materially adversely affect our financial and operating activities or our ability to incur additional debt. At December 29, 2023, we had $11.5 billion in aggregate principal amount of outstanding debt and $227 million of unfunded defined benefit plan liabilities. Our ability to make payments on and to refinance our current or future indebtedness, and our ability to make contributions to our unfunded defined benefit plans liability, will depend on our ability to generate cash from operations, financings and investments, which may be subject to general economic, financial, competitive, legislative, regulatory and other factors that are beyond our control.
If we are not able to repay or refinance our debt as it becomes due or make contributions to our unfunded defined benefit plans liability, we may be forced to divest businesses, sell assets or take other disadvantageous actions, including reducing financing for working capital, capital expenditures and general corporate purposes; reducing our cash dividend rate and/or share repurchases; or dedicating an unsustainable level of our cash flow from operations to the payment of principal and interest on our indebtedness. In addition, our ability to withstand competitive pressures and to react to changes in the defense technology industry could be impaired. The lenders
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who hold such debt could also accelerate amounts due, which could potentially trigger a default or acceleration of any of our other debt.
The level of returns on defined benefit plan assets, changes in interest rates and other factors could materially adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. A substantial portion of our retired employee population and a portion of our current employee population are covered by defined benefit pension and other postretirement defined benefit plans (collectively, “defined benefit plans”). We may experience significant fluctuations in costs related to defined benefit plans as a result of macro-economic factors, such as interest rates, that are beyond our control. The cost of our defined benefit plans is incurred over long periods of time and involves various factors and uncertainties during those periods that can be volatile and unpredictable, including the rates of return on defined benefit plan assets, discount rates used to calculate liabilities and expenses, mortality of plan participants and trends for future medical costs. We develop our assumptions using relevant plan experience and expectations in conjunction with market-related data. These assumptions and other actuarial assumptions may change significantly due to changes in economic, legislative and/or demographic experience or circumstances. Significant changes in key economic indicators, financial market volatility, future legislation and other governmental regulatory actions could materially affect our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
We will make contributions to fund our defined benefit plans when considered necessary or advantageous to do so. The macro-economic factors discussed above, including the rates of return on defined benefit plan assets and the minimum funding requirements established by government funding or taxing authorities, or established by other agreement, may influence future funding requirements. A significant decline in the fair value of our plan assets, or other adverse changes to our overall defined benefit plans, could require us to make significant funding contributions and affect cash flows in future periods.
CAS governs the extent to which postretirement costs and plan contributions are allocable to and recoverable under contracts with the U.S. Government. We expect to continue to seek reimbursement from the U.S. Government for a portion of our postretirement costs and plan contributions; however, pension plan cost recoveries under our U.S. Government contracts may occur in different periods from when those pension costs are recognized for financial statement purposes or when pension funding is made. CAS rules have been revised to partially harmonize the measurement and period of assignment of pension plan costs allocable to U.S. Government contracts and minimum required contributions under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, as amended, (“ERISA”). However, there is still a lag between the time when we contribute cash to our plans under pension funding rules and when we recover pension costs under CAS rules. These timing differences could have a material adverse effect on our cash flows.
Legal, Tax and Regulatory Risks
Changes in our effective tax rate or additional tax exposures may have an adverse effect on our results of operations and cash flows. We are subject to income taxes in the U.S. and numerous international jurisdictions. There are transactions and calculations in the ordinary course of business where the application of tax law may be uncertain, require significant judgment or be subject to differing interpretations.
Our worldwide income tax provision may be adversely affected by a number of factors, which include:
Changes in domestic or international tax laws or the interpretation of such tax laws;
The jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed;
Adjustments to estimated taxes upon finalization of various tax returns;
Increases in expenses not fully deductible for tax purposes, including impairment of goodwill or other long-term assets in connection with mergers or acquisitions;
Changes in available tax credits;
Changes in share-based compensation expense;
Changes in the valuation of our deferred tax assets and liabilities; and
The resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities.
Any significant increase in our future effective tax rates could adversely impact our results of operations for future periods.
We may not be successful in obtaining the necessary export licenses to conduct certain operations abroad, and Congress may prevent proposed sales to certain foreign governments. We must first obtain export and other licenses and authorizations from various U.S. Government agencies before we are permitted to sell certain products and technologies outside of the U.S. For example, the U.S. Department of State must notify Congress at least 15 to 60 days, depending on the size and location of the proposed sale, prior to authorizing certain sales of defense equipment and services to foreign governments. During that time, Congress may take action to block the proposed
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sale. We may be unsuccessful in obtaining necessary licenses or authorizations or Congress may prevent or delay certain sales.
Our ability to obtain necessary licenses and authorizations timely or at all is subject to risks and uncertainties, including changing U.S. Government policies or laws or delays in Congressional action due to geopolitical and other factors. If we are not successful in obtaining or maintaining the necessary licenses or authorizations in a timely manner, our sales relating to those approvals may be reversed, prevented or delayed, and any significant impairment of our ability to sell products or technologies outside of the U.S. could negatively impact our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Unforeseen environmental issues, including regulations related to GHG emissions or change in customer sentiment related to environmental sustainability, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. Our operations are subject to various U.S. federal, state and local, as well as certain foreign, environmental laws and regulations within the countries in which we operate relating to the discharge, storage, treatment, handling, disposal and remediation of certain materials, substances and wastes used in our operations. The real estate assets acquired as part of our acquisition of AJRD in particular are subject to various risks, including that our reserves for estimated future environmental obligations may prove to be insufficient, we may be unable to complete environmental remediation or, we may be unable to have state and federal environmental restrictions on lifted. In addition, we could be affected by future environmental laws or regulations, including, for example, new restrictions on materials used in our operations or claims asserted in response to concerns over climate change, such as regulations related to GHG emissions, other aspects of the environment or natural resources. Changes in government procurement laws that mandate or include climate change considerations, such as the contractor’s GHG emissions, lower emission products or other climate risks, in evaluating bids could result in costly changes to our operations or affect our competitiveness on future bids. Compliance with current and future environmental laws and regulations may require significant operating and capital costs. Environmental laws and regulations may institute substantial fines and criminal sanctions as well as facility shutdowns to address violations and may require the installation of costly pollution control equipment or operational changes to limit emissions or discharges. Our suppliers may face similar business interruptions and incur additional costs that may increase the price of materials needed for manufacturing. We also incur, and expect to continue to incur, costs to comply with current environmental laws and regulations related to remediation of conditions in the environment. In addition, if violations of environmental laws result in us, or in one or more of our operations, being identified as an excluded party in the U.S. Government’s System for Award Management, then we or one or more of our operations would become ineligible to receive certain contracts, subcontracts and other benefits from the federal government or to perform work under a government contract or subcontract. Generally, such ineligibility would continue until the basis for the listing has been appropriately addressed. If our responses to new or evolving legal and regulatory requirements or other sustainability concerns are unsuccessful or perceived as inadequate for the U.S. or our international markets, we also may suffer damage to our reputation, which could adversely affect our business. Developments such as the adoption of new environmental laws and regulations, stricter enforcement of existing laws and regulations, violations by us of such laws and regulations, discovery of previously unknown or more extensive contamination, litigation involving environmental impacts, our inability to recover costs associated with any such developments under previously priced contracts or financial insolvency of other responsible parties could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Our reputation and ability to do business may be impacted by the improper conduct of our employees, agents or business partners. We have implemented compliance controls, training, policies and procedures designed to prevent and detect reckless or criminal acts from being committed by our employees, agents or business partners that would violate the laws of the jurisdictions in which we operate, including laws governing payments to government officials, such as the FCPA, the protection of export-controlled or classified information, such as ITAR, false claims, procurement integrity, cost accounting and billing, competition, information security and data privacy and the terms of our contracts.
We cannot ensure, however, that our controls, training, policies and procedures will prevent or detect all such reckless or criminal acts, and we have been adversely impacted by such acts in the past. If not prevented, such acts could subject us to civil or criminal investigations, monetary and non-monetary penalties and suspension and debarment by the U.S. Government and could have a material adverse effect on our business, results of operations and reputation. In addition, misconduct involving data security lapses resulting in the compromise of personal information or the improper use of our customers’ sensitive or classified information could result in remediation costs, regulatory sanctions against us and serious harm to our reputation and could adversely impact our ability to continue to contract with the U.S. Government.
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The outcome of litigation or arbitration in which we are involved from time to time is unpredictable, and an adverse decision in any such matter could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. The size, nature and complexity of our business make us susceptible to investigations, claims, disputes, enforcement actions, litigation and other legal proceedings, particularly those involving governments. From time to time, we are defendants in a number of litigation matters and are involved in a number of arbitration matters. These actions may divert financial and management resources that would otherwise be used to benefit our operations. The results of these or new matters may be unfavorable to us. Although we maintain insurance policies, they may not be adequate to protect us from all material judgments and expenses related to current or future claims and may not cover the conduct that is the subject of the litigation or arbitration. Desired levels of insurance may not be available in the future at economical prices or at all. In addition, the results of litigation or arbitration can be difficult to predict, including litigation involving jury trials. Accordingly, our current judgment as to the likelihood of our loss (or our current estimate as to the potential range of loss, if applicable) with respect to any particular litigation or arbitration matter may be wrong. A significant judgment or arbitration award against us arising out of any of our current or future litigation or arbitration matters could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Third parties have claimed in the past, and may claim in the future, that we are infringing directly or indirectly upon their intellectual property rights, and third parties may infringe upon our intellectual property rights. Many of the markets we serve are characterized by vigorous protection and pursuit of intellectual property rights, which often has resulted in protracted and expensive litigation. Our efforts to gain awards of contracts and ensure a competitive position in the market depends in part on our ability to ensure that our intellectual property is protected, that our intellectual property rights are not diluted or subject to misuse, and that we are able to license certain third-party intellectual property on reasonable terms. Third parties have claimed in the past, and may claim in the future, that we are infringing directly or indirectly upon their intellectual property rights, and we may be found to be infringing or to have infringed directly or indirectly upon those intellectual property rights. Claims of infringement might also require us to enter into costly royalty or license agreements. Our patents and other intellectual property may be challenged, invalidated, misappropriated or circumvented by third parties. Moreover, we may not be able to obtain royalty or license agreements on terms acceptable to us, or at all.
We also may be subject to significant damages or injunctions against development and sale of certain of our products, services and solutions. Our success depends in large part on our proprietary technology. We rely on a combination of patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, confidentiality provisions and licensing arrangements to establish and protect our intellectual property rights. In addition, the laws concerning intellectual property vary among nations and the protection provided to our intellectual property by the laws and courts of foreign nations may differ from those of the U.S. If we fail to successfully protect and enforce these rights, our competitive position could suffer. Our pending patent and trademark registration applications may not be allowed, or competitors may challenge the validity or scope of our patents or trademark registrations. In addition, our patents may not provide us a significant competitive advantage. We may be required to spend significant resources to monitor and enforce our intellectual property rights. Litigation to determine the scope of intellectual property rights, even if ultimately successful, could be costly and could divert management’s attention away from other aspects of our business. We may not be able to detect infringement, and our competitive position may be harmed before we do so. In addition, competitors may design around our technology or develop competing technologies.
We face certain significant risk exposures and potential liabilities that may not be covered adequately by insurance or indemnity. We are exposed to liabilities that are unique to the products and services we provide. A significant portion of our business relates to designing, developing and manufacturing advanced defense, technology and communications systems and products. New technologies associated with these systems and products may be untested or unproven. Components of certain defense systems and products we develop are inherently dangerous. Failures of satellites, missile systems, air traffic control systems, electronic warfare systems, space superiority systems, command, control, computers, communications, cyber, ISR, homeland security applications and aircraft have the potential to cause loss of life and extensive property damage. Other examples of unforeseen problems that could result, either directly or indirectly, in the loss of life or property or otherwise negatively affect revenue and profitability include loss on launch of spacecraft, premature failure of products that cannot be accessed for repair or replacement, problems with quality and workmanship, country of origin, delivery of subcontractor components or services and unplanned degradation of product performance. In addition, problems and delays in development or delivery as a result of issues with respect to design, technology, licensing and patent rights, labor, learning curve assumptions or materials and components could prevent us from achieving contractual requirements. In many circumstances, we may receive indemnification from the U.S. Government. We generally do not receive indemnification from foreign governments. Although we maintain insurance for certain risks, including certain cybersecurity exposures, the amount of our insurance coverage may not be adequate to cover all claims or liabilities, and we may be forced to bear substantial costs from an accident or incident. It also is not possible for us to obtain
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insurance to protect against all operational risks and liabilities. Substantial claims resulting from an incident in excess of U.S. Government indemnity and our insurance coverage would harm our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. Other factors that may affect revenue and profits include loss of follow-on work, and, in the case of certain contracts, liquidated damages, penalties and repayment to the customer of contract cost and fee payments we previously received. Moreover, any accident or incident for which we are liable, even if fully insured, could negatively affect our standing with our customers and the public, thereby making it more difficult for us to compete effectively, and could significantly impact the cost and availability of adequate insurance in the future.
Strategic Transactions and Investments Risks
Challenges arising from the expanded operations related to the acquisition of AJRD may affect our future results. Our recent acquisitions have expanded the size and complexity of our business. Our future success depends, in part, on the ability to integrate AJRD, and to anticipate and overcome challenges arising from the expansion of our operations, including challenges related to expanded operations and new manufacturing processes and products or services, and the associated costs and complexity. There can be no assurance that we will be able to anticipate or overcome all of the challenges resulting from our expanding operations or that we will realize the expected benefits of the acquisitions in the intended timeframe or at all, which may cause our future results to be adversely affected.
Strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, involve significant risks and uncertainties that could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity. Strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures we have made in the past and may make in the future present significant risks and uncertainties that could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity, which include:
Difficulty in identifying and evaluating potential mergers and acquisitions, including the risk that our due diligence does not identify or fully assess valuation issues, potential liabilities or other merger or acquisition risks;
Difficulty, delays and expense in integrating newly merged or acquired businesses and operations, including combining product and service offerings, and in entering into new markets in which we are not experienced, in an efficient and cost-effective manner while maintaining adequate standards, controls and procedures, and the risk that we encounter significant unanticipated costs or other problems associated with integration;
Differences in business backgrounds, corporate cultures and management philosophies that may delay successful integration;
Difficulty, delays and expense in consolidating and rationalizing IT infrastructure, which may include multiple legacy systems from various mergers and acquisitions and integrating software code;
Challenges in achieving strategic objectives, cost savings and other expected benefits;
Risk that our markets do not evolve as anticipated and that the strategic mergers, acquisitions and divestitures do not prove to be those needed to be successful in those markets;
Risk that we assume or retain, or that companies we have merged with or acquired have assumed or retained or otherwise become subject to, significant liabilities that exceed the limitations of any applicable indemnification provisions or the financial resources of any indemnifying parties;
Risk that indemnification related to businesses divested or spun off that we may be required to provide or otherwise bear may be significant and could negatively impact our business;
Risk that mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, spin offs and other strategic transactions fail to qualify for the intended tax treatment for U.S. federal income tax purposes and the possibility that the full tax benefits anticipated to result from such transactions may not be realized;
Risk that we are not able to complete strategic divestitures on satisfactory terms and conditions, including non-competition arrangements applicable to certain of our business lines, or within expected timeframes; 
Potential loss of key employees or customers of the businesses acquired or to be divested;
Risk of diverting the attention of senior management from our existing operations; and
Risk that we have a future impairment charge related to the acquired goodwill or other long-term assets.
Changes in future business or other market conditions could cause business investments and/or recorded goodwill or other intangible assets to become impaired, resulting in substantial losses and write-downs that would materially adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition. A significant portion of our assets consist of goodwill and other intangible assets, primarily recorded as the result of acquisitions. Assumptions and judgments in determining initial acquisition price may subsequently prove to have been inaccurate and unforeseen issues could arise, which could adversely affect the anticipated returns or which are otherwise not recoverable as an adjustment to the purchase price. We evaluate the recoverability of recorded goodwill annually, as well as when we change reporting units (either as a result of a reorganization or as the result of divestiture activity) and when events
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or circumstances indicate there may be an impairment. If an impairment exists, we record the charge in the period of determination. Because of the significance of our goodwill and other intangible assets, any future impairment of these assets could have a material adverse effect on our results of operations and financial condition. For additional information on our accounting policies related to impairment of goodwill, see our discussion under “Critical Accounting Estimates” in “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Report and Note 1: Significant Accounting Policies and Note 6: Goodwill and Intangible Assets in the Notes.
 ITEM 1B.UNRESOLVED STAFF COMMENTS.
Not applicable. 
 ITEM 1C.CYBERSECURITY.
Risk Management and Strategy
We assess and identify material risks from cybersecurity threats primarily through the work of our Information Security organization as part of our enterprise risk management (“ERM”) process. The ERM process, administered by management with input from each business segment and function, continually monitors material risks facing L3Harris, including cybersecurity threats. Our Chief Information Officer (“CIO”), has extensive experience leading information technology for global organizations across aerospace, defense and industrials, works directly with our CEO and other members of senior management to assess cybersecurity threats as part of the ERM process. The CIO also oversees the internal cybersecurity organization of more than 100 full-time employees headed by our Chief Information Security Officer (our “Cybersecurity Team”).
Risks related to cybersecurity threats are reflected in an enterprise risk “heat map,” along with other material risks identified through the ERM process, and any mitigation plans developed to manage such risks are reported to our Board. The “heat map” includes risks related to cybersecurity threats to L3Harris and our customers, suppliers, vendors, subcontractors or other third parties, and the possibility of a data breach of our confidential, personal and proprietary information through a cybersecurity incident impacting L3Harris or any third party. We could be negatively impacted by a security breach, through cyber-attack, cyber intrusion, insider threats, supply chain incidents, or otherwise, or other significant disruption of our IT networks and related systems or of those we operate for certain of our customers. See “Item 1A - Risk Factors” in this Report for further discussion of specific risks related to cybersecurity threats.
To actively manage cybersecurity risks identified as part of the ERM process or otherwise and to manage emerging cybersecurity threats in real time, management has implemented an ISO 27001 certified Information Security Management System. Our Cybersecurity Team operates a Security Operations Center that continuously monitors activity, frequently scans applications and systems for vulnerabilities to risk from cybersecurity threats and creates action plans to address and track identified cybersecurity threats until they have been remediated. Activities and cybersecurity incidents are reported to our CIO, who briefs senior management, including our CEO, as well the Innovation and Cyber Committee of our Board (the “Innovation and Cyber Committee”) and the Audit Committee of our Board (the “Audit Committee”), as appropriate. Our Cybersecurity Team also routinely engages with third parties, including government agencies focused on cyber resiliency, to manage risks from cybersecurity threats. For example, we are members of the DoD Defense Industrial Base Collaborative Information Sharing Environment, the National Defense Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and the National Security Agency Enduring Security Framework. These organizations share real-time cybersecurity threat information and best practices in protecting, detecting and recovering from cybersecurity threats.
We also have a counterintelligence and insider threat program to detect potential external and internal threats, conducted by purposeful or unwitting actors. As a government contractor, we must comply with extensive cybersecurity regulations, including the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) related to adequately safeguarding controlled unclassified information (“CUI”) and reporting cybersecurity incidents to the DoD. The policies and implemented controls reflect our adherence to these requirements and have been assessed by external organizations, including industry partners and the federal government.
To mitigate cybersecurity risk introduced from our supply chain, we have a dedicated Cybersecurity - Supply Chain Risk Management team. This team assesses new suppliers against best cybersecurity practices, ensures cybersecurity regulations are contractually obligated and coordinates mitigation actions across the company if a supplier is impacted by a cybersecurity incident. They utilize industry monitoring services to identify potential supply chain incidents and work closely with our Cybersecurity team to understand the latest threats affecting our industry.
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Additionally, as part of our processes to manage risks related to a breach in our information systems, management requires employees to take annual cybersecurity training and shares regular awareness updates regarding cybersecurity threats. Our Cybersecurity Team regularly tests employees throughout the year to assess the effectiveness of the cybersecurity training. We also periodically conduct penetration testing of our network, hold tabletop exercises of cyber incidents, and undertake cybersecurity assessments led by Internal Audit to improve our risk mitigation and assist in the determination of a potential material impact caused by a cybersecurity incident.
Governance
The Audit Committee provides regular oversight and review of our ERM process and other guidelines and policies governing the processes by which our CEO and senior management assess our exposure to risk, including risk from cybersecurity threats. The Innovation and Cyber Committee receives regular briefings from our CIO, Chief Information Security Officer and other members of senior management on cybersecurity threats and related matters and assists the Audit Committee in its oversight and review of our ERM process.
The Innovation and Cyber Committee reviews our cybersecurity risk across the enterprise at least annually, including IT, supply chain and products and our cybersecurity strategy framework and operational posture. The Innovation and Cyber Committee also reviews our IT, data security and other systems, processes, policies, procedures and controls at least annually to (a) identify, assess, monitor and mitigate cybersecurity risks; (b) identify measures to protect and safeguard against cybersecurity threats and breaches of confidential information and data and IT infrastructure and our other assets or assets of our customers or other third parties in our possession or custody; (c) support the response and management of cybersecurity threats and data breach incidents; and (d) aid in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements governing cybersecurity or data security reporting requirements. The Innovation and Cyber Committee reports its activities to the full Board on a regular basis and makes such recommendations to the Board and management with respect to risks from cybersecurity threats and other matters as it deems necessary or appropriate.
 ITEM 2.PROPERTIES.
As of December 29, 2023, we operated approximately 300 locations in the U.S., Canada, EMEA, APAC and South America, consisting of approximately 27 million square feet of manufacturing, administrative, R&D, warehousing, engineering and office space, of which we owned approximately 12 million square feet and leased approximately 15 million square feet. As of December 29, 2023, we had major operations at the following locations:
SAS — Palm Bay, Melbourne and Malabar, Florida; Rochester and Amityville, New York; Clifton, New Jersey; Van Nuys, San Diego, San Leandro and Menlo Park, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Herndon, Virginia; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Wilmington, Massachusetts; and Alpharetta, Georgia.
IMS — Greenville, Waco, Rockwall and Plano, Texas; Mirabel and Waterdown, Canada; Camden, New Jersey; Anaheim, California; Mason and Cincinnati, Ohio; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Salt Lake City, Utah; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Crawley, United Kingdom; and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
CS — Salt Lake City, Utah; Rochester, New York; Londonderry, New Hampshire; Lynchburg, Virginia; Tempe, Arizona; Carlsbad, California; Farnborough, United Kingdom; Brisbane, Australia; Sunrise, Florida; and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
AR — Camden, Arkansas; Chatsworth, California; Huntsville, Alabama; West Palm Beach, Florida; Orange, Virginia; Redmond, Washington; Orlando, Florida; Hancock County, Mississippi; and Jonesborough, Tennessee.
Corporate — Melbourne, Florida; and Washington, D.C.
Our facilities are suitable and adequate for their intended purposes, are well-maintained, are generally in regular use and have capacities adequate for current and projected needs. We will, from time to time, acquire additional facilities, expand existing facilities and dispose of existing facilities or parts thereof, as management deems necessary. See Note 5: Property, Plant and Equipment, Net and Note 11: Leases in the Notes for more information on our owned properties and our lease obligations, respectively.
 ITEM 3.LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.
See Note 15: Legal Proceedings, Commitments and Contingencies included in our Notes for information relating to our legal proceedings.
 ITEM 4.MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES.
Not applicable.
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INFORMATION ABOUT OUR EXECUTIVE OFFICERS.
The name, age, position held with us and principal occupation and employment during at least the past five years for each of our executive officers as of February 16, 2024 were as follows:
Name and AgePosition Currently Held and Past Business Experience
Kenneth L. Bedingfield, 51
Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”) since December 11, 2023. Before joining L3Harris, Mr. Bedingfield worked at Epirus, Inc. (“Epirus”) as CEO from December 2022 to December 2023, President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2022 to December 2022, and as CFO from June 2020 to December 2022. Prior to Epirus, Mr. Bedingfield worked at Northrop Grumman Corporation (“Northrop Grumman”) most recently as CFO from 2015 to 2020, Aerospace Sector CFO from 2013 to 2015, and Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer from 2011 to 2013. Prior to Northrop Grumman, Mr. Bedingfield spent 17 years at KPMG, serving as the Partner of the Aerospace & Defense Audit Practice.
Christopher E. Kubasik, 62Chair and CEO since June 29, 2022. Vice Chair and CEO from June 29, 2021. Vice Chair, President and Chief Operating Officer from June 29, 2019 to June 29, 2021. Served with L3 Technologies, Inc. (“L3”), as Chairman, CEO and President from May 2018 to June 2019; as CEO and President from January 2018 to May 2018.
Samir B. Mehta, 51President, CS since January 2023. Before joining L3Harris, Mr. Mehta worked at Collins Aerospace, a subsidiary of RTX, as President of Advanced Structures from 2018 to 2022 and President, Aftermarket from 2017 to 2018. Prior to RTX, Mr. Mehta spent over 17 years with Sikorsky Aircraft, notably serving as President, Defense Systems and Services.
Scott T. Mikuen, 62Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since February 2013. General Counsel since 2010 and Secretary since 2004. Mr. Mikuen joined L3Harris as finance counsel in 1996.
Corliss J. Montesi, 59Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer since August 2021. Vice President, Internal Audit from June 2020 to August 2021. Before joining L3Harris, Ms. Montesi worked at Stanley Black and Decker as Vice President, Functional Transformation – Shared Services from 2018 to 2019; and as Vice President, Corporate Controller from 2014 to 2018.
Ross S. Niebergall, 60President, AR since July 2023. Vice President, AR Integration from March 2023 to July 2023. Vice President and Chief Technology Officer from July 2017 to March 2023. Before joining L3Harris, Mr. Niebergall worked at RTX, for over 10 years, notably serving as the Vice President and Deputy for Development Programs, Engineering and Technology from 2016 to 2017 and CEO of Thales Raytheon Systems from 2014 to 2016.
Melanie Rakita, 46Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer since April 2023. Vice President, Human Resources for IMS from February 2023 to March 2023, for SAS from July 2019 to February 2023, and for Electronic Systems from February 2018 to June 2019. Vice President of Talent and Inclusion from February 2017 to February 2018. Vice President, Critical Networks from November 2015 to February 2017. Before joining L3Harris, Ms. Rakita worked for United Technologies Corporation from 2008 to 2015.
Jonathan P. Rambeau, 51President, IMS since October 2022. Before joining L3Harris, Mr. Rambeau worked at Lockheed Martin for 26 years, notably serving as Vice President and General Manager, Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors of the Rotary and Mission Systems business from 2020 to 2022 and Vice President and General Manager, C6ISR, Rotary and Mission Systems from 2016 to 2020.
Sean J. Stackley, 66Senior Vice President, Strategy & Growth since October 2022. President, IMS from June 2019 to October 2022. Served with L3 as Senior Vice President and President of Communications & Networked Systems Segment from September 2018 to June 2019; and as Corporate Vice President, Strategic Advance Programs and Technologies from January 2018 to September 2018. Before joining L3 in January 2018, (Hon.) Mr. Stackley spent four decades in public service, including a 27-year career with the U.S. Navy, where he most recently was Acting Secretary of the Navy from January 2017 to July 2017 and Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition from 2008 to 2017.
Edward J. Zoiss, 59President, SAS since June 2019. President, Electronic Systems from July 2015 to June 2019. Vice President and General Manager, Defense Programs, Government Communications Systems from June 2013 to July 2015.
There is no family relationship between any of our executive officers or directors. All of our executive officers are elected annually and serve at the pleasure of our Board.
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PART II 
 ITEM 5.MARKET FOR REGISTRANT’S COMMON EQUITY, RELATED STOCKHOLDER MATTERS AND ISSUER PURCHASES OF EQUITY SECURITIES.
Market Information
Our common stock, par value $1.00 per share, is listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”), under the ticker symbol “LHX.” According to the records of our transfer agent, as of February 9, 2024, there were 9,667 holders of record of our common stock.
Dividends
We paid per share cash dividends on our common stock of $1.14 each quarterly period of fiscal 2023, $1.12 each quarterly period of fiscal 2022 and $1.02 each quarterly period of fiscal 2021. Our annualized per share cash dividend rate was $4.56 in fiscal 2023, $4.48 in fiscal 2022 and $4.08 in fiscal 2021. Quarterly cash dividends are typically paid in March, June, September and December. We currently expect to continue paying cash dividends in the near future, but we can give no assurances concerning payment of future dividends or future dividend increases. The declaration of dividends by our Board and the amount thereof will depend on a number of factors, including our financial condition, capital requirements, cash flows, results of operations, future business prospects and other factors our Board may deem relevant.
L3Harris Stock Performance Graph
The following performance graph is not deemed to be filed with the SEC or subject to the liabilities of Section 18 of the Exchange Act, and should not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any other previous or future filings by us under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act.
The performance graph and table below compare the fiscal year in the period ended June 28, 2019, the fiscal transition period for the two quarters ended January 3, 2020, fiscal 2020, fiscal 2021, fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2023 cumulative total shareholder return (“TSR”) of our common stock (the common stock of Harris Corporation prior to the L3Harris Merger on June 29, 2019, and the common stock of L3Harris Technologies, Inc. after the L3Harris Merger) with the comparable cumulative total returns of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Composite Stock Index (“S&P 500”) and the Standard & Poor’s 500 Aerospace & Defense Index (“S&P 500 Aerospace & Defense”). The figures in the performance graph below assume an initial investment of $100 at the close of business on June 29, 2018 in L3Harris common stock, the S&P 500 and the S&P 500 Aerospace & Defense and the reinvestment of all dividends.
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COMPARISON OF THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED JUNE 28, 2019 (PRIOR TO THE L3HARRIS MERGER), THE FISCAL TRANSITION PERIOD FOR THE TWO QUARTERS ENDED JANUARY 3, 2020, FISCAL 2020, FISCAL 2021, FISCAL 2022 AND FISCAL 2023 CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN AMONG L3HARRIS, S&P 500 AND S&P 500 AEROSPACE & DEFENSE
3119
Recent Sales of Unregistered Securities
During fiscal 2023, we did not issue or sell any unregistered securities.
Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities
On January 28, 2021, we announced that our Board approved a $6.0 billion share repurchase authorization under our repurchase program. On October 21, 2022, we announced that our Board approved an additional $3.0 billion share repurchase authorization that was in addition to the remaining unused authorization of 1.5 billion at that time. Our repurchase program does not have an expiration date and authorizes us to repurchase shares of our common stock through open market purchases, private transactions, transactions structured through investment banking institutions or any combination thereof.
During fiscal 2023, we repurchased 2.5 million shares of our common stock under our share repurchase program for $0.5 billion at an average share price of $204.38, excluding commissions of $0.02 per share. During fiscal 2022, we repurchased 4.7 million shares of our common stock under our share repurchase program for $1.1 billion at an average share price of $231.44, excluding commissions of $0.02 per share. As of December 29, 2023, the remaining unused authorization under our repurchase programs was $3.9 billion.
Employee transactions are represented by a combination of (a) shares of our common stock delivered to us in satisfaction of the tax withholding obligation of holders of performance units, restricted units or restricted shares that vested during the quarter and (b) performance units, restricted units or restricted shares returned to us upon retirement or employment termination of employees. Our equity incentive plans provide that the value of shares delivered to us to pay the exercise price of options or to cover tax withholding obligations shall be the closing price of our common stock on the date the relevant transaction occurs.
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The following table sets forth information with respect to repurchases by us of our common stock during the fiscal quarter ended December 29, 2023.
Period*Total number of
shares purchased
Average price
paid per share
Total number of shares purchased
as part of publicly
announced  plans or programs
(1)
Maximum approximate dollar value of shares that may yet be purchased under the
plans or programs
(1)
($ in millions)
Month No. 1    
(September 30, 2023 - October 27, 2023)
Repurchase program(1)
— $— — $3,935 
Employee transactions(2)
20,761 $171.09 — — 
Month No. 2
(October 28, 2023 - November 24, 2023)
Repurchase program(1)
— $— — $3,935 
Employee transactions(2)
26,591 $185.30 — — 
Month No. 3
(November 25, 2023 - December 29, 2023)
Repurchase program(1)
— $— — $3,935 
Employee transactions(2)
9,314 $200.54 — — 
Total56,666 — $3,935 
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*Periods represent our fiscal months.
(1)On October 21, 2022, we announced that our Board approved a $3 billion share repurchase authorization under our share repurchase program that was in addition to the remaining unused authorization of 1.5 billion at that time. Our repurchase program does not have an expiration date and authorizes us to repurchase shares of our common stock through open market purchases, private transactions, transactions structured through investment banking institutions or any combination thereof. As of December 29, 2023, the remaining unused authorization under our repurchase programs was $3.9 billion (as reflected in the table above).
(2)Represents a combination of (a) shares of our common stock delivered to us in satisfaction of the tax withholding obligation of holders of performance units or restricted units that vested during the quarter and (b) performance units or restricted units returned to us upon retirement or employment termination of employees. Our equity incentive plans provide that the value of shares delivered to us to pay the exercise price of options or to cover tax withholding obligations shall be the closing price of our common stock on the date the relevant transaction occurs.
ITEM 6.[RESERVED.]
 ITEM 7.MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.
The following Management’s Discussion and Analysis (“MD&A”) is intended to assist in an understanding of our financial condition and results of operations for fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022. A discussion of fiscal 2022 compared to fiscal 2021 can be found in Part II: Item 7. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022 (our “Fiscal 2022 Form 10-K”). This MD&A is provided as a supplement to, should be read in conjunction with and is qualified in its entirety by reference to, our Consolidated Financial Statements and accompanying Notes appearing elsewhere in this Report. Except for the historical information contained herein, the discussions in this MD&A contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Our future results could differ materially from those discussed herein. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed below in this MD&A under “Forward-Looking Statements and Factors that May Affect Future Results.”
OVERVIEW
We are the Trusted Disruptor in the defense industry. With customers’ mission-critical needs in mind, we deliver end-to-end technology solutions connecting the space, air, land, sea and cyber domains. We support government customers in more than 100 countries, with our largest customers being various departments and agencies of the U.S. Government and their prime contractors. Our products and services have defense and civil government
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applications, as well as commercial applications. As of December 29, 2023, we had approximately 50,000 employees, including approximately 20,000 engineers and scientists. We generally sell directly to our customers, and we utilize agents and intermediaries to sell and market some products and services, especially in international markets.
We structure our operations primarily around the products, systems and services we sell and the markets we serve, and we report the financial results of our continuing operations in the four segments: SAS, IMS, CS and AR. See Note 14: Business Segments in the Notes for further information regarding our business segments, including how we define segment operating income or loss.
U.S. and International Budget Environment
Our largest customers are various departments and agencies of the U.S. Government — the percentage of our revenue that was derived from sales to U.S. Government customers, including foreign military sales funded through the U.S. Government, whether directly or through prime contractors, was 76%, 74% and 75%, in fiscal 2023, 2022 and 2021, respectively.
On December 29, 2022, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (H.R. 2617 ) into law, which provided $858 billion of national defense funding for the 2023 GFY, of which $816 billion was allotted to the DoD. On March 13, 2023, the President’s Budget Request for GFY 2024 (“2024 PBR”) was released. The 2024 PBR includes $842 billion for the DoD, a proposed increase of approximately 3% over the enacted GFY 2023 DoD budget. Many of our offerings funded in the enacted GFY 2023 DoD budget are also supported by the 2024 PBR, including responsive satellites, ISR aircraft, tactical communications and maritime solutions.
On June 3, 2023, the President signed into law the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023 (“FRA”), (P.L., 118-5) which suspended the federal debt limit through January 1, 2025 and established new discretionary funding limits for defense and non-defense accounts. The deal capped GFY 2024 national defense funding at $886 billion, including $842 billion for the DoD specifically, and non-defense funding at $704 billion. The FRA includes a provision that requires if a CR is in effect on January 1, 2024, for any discretionary account, the discretionary spending limits would be revised to reflect GFY23 enacted levels for defense and nondefense, decreased by 1%. If a final GFY2024 appropriations bill is not enacted by April 30, the 1% spending cuts would go into effect.
On September 30, 2023, the President signed a short-term CR, funding the government for 48 days through November 17, 2023. On November 17, 2023, the President signed a second CR into law. The second CR funded some government agencies through January 19, 2024, and other agencies, including the DoD, through February 2, 2024. On January 19, 2024, the President signed a third CR into law extending government funding through March 1 and March 8, respectively. Congress must enact full-year GFY appropriations bills or another CR to fund the government by those respective deadlines. While operating under a CR, government agencies are allocated a portion of GFY 2023 enacted funds, and DoD is prohibited from starting new programs.
The overall defense spending environment, both in the U.S. and internationally, reflects the continued impacts of the conflicts in Ukraine and geopolitical tensions across Asia and the Middle East, and changes to U.S. Government or international spending priorities have and could in the future impact our business.
For a discussion of U.S. Government funding risks and international business risks see “Item 1. Business -Government Contracts,” “Item 1. Business - International Business,” “Item 1A. Risk Factors” and “Item 3. Legal Proceedings” of this Report.
Economic Environment
The macroeconomic environment continues to present challenges, which have impacted and may continue to impact our future results. The ongoing uncertainty related to the impacts of inflation, as well as increased interest rates, which raises the cost of borrowing for the federal government, could in the future impact U.S. Government spending priorities and the demand for our products.
For a discussion of inflation-related risks, see “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of this Report.
Acquisitions and Pending Divestitures
TDL Product Line. On January 3, 2023, we completed the acquisition of TDL for a purchase price of $1,958 million. TDL is reported within our CS segment.
AJRD. On July 28, 2023, we completed the acquisition of AJRD for a total net purchase price of $4,715 million. The operations of AJRD are reported in the newly established AR segment and in our corporate headquarters.
Pending Divestiture of CAS Disposal Group. On November 27, 2023, we announced that we entered into a definitive agreement to sell our CAS disposal group, which is included in our IMS segment.
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See Note 13: Acquisitions, Divestitures and Asset Sales in the Notes for further information.
Operating Environment, Strategic Priorities and Key Performance Measures
The heightened geopolitical tensions worldwide emphasize the need for strengthened deterrence to support the U.S. and its allies. With a national security, technology-focused portfolio, we are uniquely positioned to meet our customers’ evolving needs across all domains and deliver advanced capabilities to support the U.S. and its allies. Many of our offerings are supported in the 2024 GFY DoD budget, including responsive satellites, ISR aircraft, tactical communications, networked maritime systems and classified cyber solutions. In fiscal 2023, we received several key strategic contract awards across each of our domains, and we ended the year with backlog of $32.7 billion, a 47% increase over the prior year. Also in fiscal 2023, we invested $480 million (2% of total revenue) in company-funded R&D focused on technologies that expand our capabilities across our domains.
As noted in the “Acquisitions and Pending Divestitures” section above, during fiscal 2023, we closed on two acquisitions. The TDL acquisition provides us access to the Link 16 network and positions us to make the installed base of terminals more resilient and relevant, consistent with joint all-domain command and control (“JADC2”) modernization efforts. The AJRD acquisition provides access to new markets in missiles and missile defense as well as space exploration.
This year, we embarked on the next phase of the L3Harris evolution, known as LHX NeXt, a targeted three-year program designed to enhance organizational agility and performance by leveraging our scale and relationships across segments, driving operational efficiency and competitiveness for the enterprise. With this program we are investing in enterprise tools and optimized, revamped processes to unlock further opportunities for margin expansion and create additional value for our shareholders.
Our strategic priorities continue to be performance, growth and innovation, with “Performance First” continuing to be our primary focus. We plan to continue to invest, consistent with growth opportunities, and sustain our culture of innovation, while delivering on our commitments to investors, our customers and on every contract we are awarded. We intend to accomplish this by:
Relentlessly focusing on program execution and continuous improvement;
Strengthening the risk management culture that has developed over the highly volatile past three years;
Seamlessly integrating TDL and AJRD; and
Attracting, developing and retaining the skilled workforce key to our role as a Trusted Disruptor.
We use the following key financial performance measures to manage our business, which are discussed in detail below in the “Operations Review” and “Liquidity and Capital Resources” sections of this MD&A:
Revenue;
Operating income and margin; and
Net cash provided by operating activities.
We also measure the success of our business using certain measures that are not defined by U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), such as adjusted segment operating income (defined as operating income excluding certain corporate items and certain significant and/or nonrecurring items), earnings before interest and taxes, non-GAAP earnings per share, free cash flow (defined as net cash provided by operating activities less additions of property, plant and equipment net of proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment) and return on invested capital (defined as after-tax operating income from continuing operations divided by the five-point average of invested capital at the beginning and end of the period, where invested capital equals equity plus debt, less cash and cash equivalents), which may be calculated differently by other companies. We use these measures, along with our key financial performance measures above, to assess the success of our business and our ability to create shareholder value. We believe these measures are balanced among long-term and short-term performance, growth and innovation. We also use some of these and other performance metrics for executive compensation purposes.
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OPERATIONS REVIEW
Consolidated Results of Operations
 Fiscal Year Ended
(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022
 
Revenue$19,419 $17,062 
Cost of revenue(14,306)(12,135)
% of total revenue74 %71 %
Gross margin5,113 4,927 
% of total revenue26 %29 %
General and administrative expenses(3,262)(3,006)
% of total revenue17 %18 %
Asset group and business divestiture-related (losses) gains, net(51)
Impairment of goodwill and other assets(374)(802)
Operating income1,426 1,127 
Non-service FAS pension income and other, net1
338 425 
Interest expense, net(543)(279)
Income from continuing operations before income taxes1,221 1,273 
Income taxes(23)(212)
Effective tax rate1.9 %16.7 %
Net income1,198 1,061 
Noncontrolling interests, net of income taxes29 
Net income attributable to L3Harris Technologies, Inc.$1,227 $1,062 
% of total revenue%%
Net income from continuing operations per diluted common share attributable to L3Harris Technologies, Inc common shareholders$6.44 $5.49 
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1“FAS” is defined as Financial Accounting Standards.
Revenue
As described in more detail in Note 13: Acquisitions, Divestitures and Asset Sales and elsewhere in the Notes, during fiscal 2023 and 2022, we completed certain asset group sales and business divestitures. There was no significant revenue attributable to divested businesses.
Revenue for fiscal 2023 increased 14% compared with fiscal 2022 from the inclusion of $1,052 million of revenue from the July 28, 2023 acquisition of AJRD, which is reported in our AR segment, and higher revenue in CS of $853 million (including $365 million of revenue from the acquisition of TDL) and SAS of $472 million. See the “Discussion of Business Segment Results of Operations” discussion below in this MD&A for further information.
Gross margin
Gross margin for fiscal 2023 increased compared to fiscal 2022, largely due to the increases in revenue noted above, partially offset by an unfavorable net change in EAC adjustments which decreased gross margin by $121 million and a higher mix of lower margin revenue, primarily in our CS segment. Gross margin as a percentage of revenue decreased compared to fiscal 2022 from EAC adjustments and a higher mix of lower margin revenue, primarily in our CS segment. For discussion of operating income by segment see the “Discussion of Business Segment Results of Operations” below in this MD&A for further information.
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Segment Product and Service Analysis
The following tables present revenue and cost of revenue from products and services by segment.
Fiscal Year Ended
December 29, 2023
(In millions)SASIMSCSAREliminationsTotal
Revenue
Products$4,879$4,006$4,057$752$$13,694
Services1,9282,5379603005,725
Intersegment498753(189)
Total$6,856$6,630$5,070$1,052$(189)$19,419
Cost of revenue
Products$3,777$3,055$2,319$558$29,711 
Services1,5541,944845259(7)4,595 
Intersegment498753(189)— 
Total$5,380$5,086$3,217$817$(194)14,306 
Fiscal Year Ended
December 30, 2022
SASIMSCSAREliminationsTotal
Revenue
Products$4,574$4,152$3,370**$$12,097
Services1,7612,403802**4,965
Intersegment497145**(165)
Total$6,384$6,626$4,217$$(165)$17,062
Cost of revenue
Products$3,397$3,008$1,953**$(3)$8,355
Services1,3641,814600**23,780
Intersegment497145**(165)
Total$4,810$4,893$2,598$— $(166)$12,135
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** AR is a new reportable segment established in the quarter ended September 29, 2023 which consists of the operations assumed in the AJRD acquisition. As such, there is no comparable prior year information.
Products revenue. Products revenue increased $1,598 million, from the inclusion of $752 million of products revenue from AR, as well as increases of $687 million at CS, primarily from the inclusion of TDL, and of $305 million at SAS, respectively. Such increases were partially offset by a decrease of $146 million at IMS.
Cost of product revenue. Cost of product revenue increased $1,356 million, primarily from the inclusion of $558 million of cost of product revenue from AR and an increase of $366 million at CS, in line with the increase in product revenue and primarily from the inclusion of TDL. The increase was also attributable to an increase in cost of product revenue of $380 million at SAS, primarily from an increase in products revenue in Space Systems and $47 million at IMS.
Services revenue. Services revenue increased $759 million, from the inclusion of $300 million of services revenue from AR, as well as increases of $167 million at SAS, $158 million at CS, primarily from the inclusion of TDL, and $134 million at IMS.
Cost of services revenue. Cost of services revenue increased $815 million, primarily from the inclusion of $259 million of cost of services revenue from AR and an increase of $245 million, higher costs of services revenue at CS primarily from the inclusion of TDL, and $190 million and $130 million higher costs of services revenue at SAS and IMS respectively, primarily due to a larger volume of lower margin service sales.
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General and administrative expenses
Major components of General and administrative expenses (“G&A”) were as follows:
Fiscal Year Ended
(In millions)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles$(687)$(532)
Company-funded R&D costs
(480)(603)
Merger, acquisition, and divestiture related expenses(174)(162)
LHX NeXt(1)
(115)— 
Selling and marketing(450)(483)
Other G&A expenses(2)
(1,356)(1,226)
Total G&A expenses$(3,262)$(3,006)
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(1)Costs associated with transforming multiple functions, systems and processes to increase agility and competitiveness, including third-party consulting, workforce optimization and incremental IT expenses for implementation of new systems.
(2)Other G&A expenses primarily includes unallocated corporate expenses and segment G&A expense.
In fiscal 2023, G&A expenses increased due to the inclusion of costs from our LHX NeXt initiative, as discussed in more detail under the “Operating Environment, Strategic Priorities and Key Performance Measures” section above in this MD&A, as well as increases in amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and an increase in Other G&A expenses as described below. Such increases were partially offset by a decrease in R&D costs and decreases from charges for severance and other termination costs and charges related to an additional pre-merger legal contingency that occurred in fiscal 2022.
For fiscal 2023, the increase in other G&A expenses of $190 million is attributable to increases of $39 million at our CS segment, partially from the inclusion of TDL and $16 million at our IMS segment, as well as the inclusion of approximately $75 million of other G&A expenses in our new AR segment, partially offset by a decrease in other G&A expenses in our SAS segment of $8 million. The remaining amount is attributable to an increase in corporate other G&A expenses and eliminations.
Asset group and business divestiture-related (losses) gains, net
During fiscal 2023, pre-tax losses, net, consist of a $77 million loss associated with the pending divestiture of the CAS disposal group within the IMS segment, partially offset by a $26 million pre-tax gain recognized on divestiture of our Visual Information Solutions (“VIS”) business from our SAS segment.
During fiscal 2022, we completed one business divestiture and one asset sale from our IMS segment and recognized a pre-tax gain of $8 million associated with the asset sale. See Note 13: Acquisitions, Divestitures and Asset Sales in the Notes for further information.
Impairment of goodwill and other assets
Impairment of goodwill and other assets consisted of the following non-cash charges:
 Fiscal Year Ended
(In millions)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022
Goodwill:(1)
IMS$296 $367 
CS— 355 
SAS— 80 
Total impairment of goodwill$296 $802 
Other assets:
Impairment of customer contracts48 — 
Facility closure— 
In-process R&D impairment(1)
21 — 
Total impairment of other assets$78 $— 
Total impairment of goodwill and other assets$374 $802 
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(1) See Note 6: Goodwill and Intangible Assets in the Notes for further information.
Non-service FAS pension income and other, net
Included in this caption is non-service FAS pension income and other non-operating income and expenses. Non-service FAS pension income of $310 million in fiscal 2023 decreased $131 million compared with fiscal 2022 primarily due to the $170 million increase in interest cost due to a higher discount rate in fiscal 2023, partially offset by a $31 million increase in amortization of net actuarial gains. Other non-operating income, net of $28 million in fiscal 2023 increased $44 million from non-operating expense, net of $16 million in fiscal 2022 primarily from changes in the market value of our rabbi trust assets, gains and losses on our equity investments in nonconsolidated affiliates and royalty income.
See Note 9: Retirement Benefits in the Notes for more information on the composition of non-service cost components of FAS pension and other postretirement benefits (“OPEB”) income and expense.
Interest expense, net
Our net interest expense increased in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 primarily due to interest expense of $207 million on the $5.5 billion of long-term debt issued in fiscal 2023 and $69 million increase in interest expense on outstanding notes under our commercial paper program (“CP Program”) during fiscal 2023, both of which were primarily due to the acquisitions of TDL and AJRD. See Note 8: Debt and Credit Arrangements in the Notes for further information.
Income taxes
Our effective tax rate (income taxes as a percentage of income from continuing operations before income taxes) was 1.9% in fiscal 2023 compared with 16.7% in fiscal 2022. The decrease was primarily attributable to favorable impacts of divestitures and internal restructuring and the reduction of unfavorable non-deductible goodwill impairments experienced in fiscal 2022. See Note 7: Income Taxes in the Notes for further information.
Net income per common share attributable to L3Harris Technologies, Inc. common shareholders
The increase in income from continuing operations per diluted common share attributable to L3Harris common shareholders in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 was primarily due to higher net income and fewer diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, primarily reflecting the repurchases of our common stock under our share repurchase program during fiscal 2023. See the “Common Stock Repurchases” discussion below in this MD&A for further information.
Discussion of Business Segment Results of Operations
Effective for fiscal 2023, we adjusted our reporting to better align our businesses and transferred our ADG business from our IMS segment to our SAS segment. Additionally, upon completion of the AJRD acquisition on July 28, 2023, we established a new reportable segment, AR.
The historical results, discussion and presentation of our business segments as set forth in this MD&A reflect the impact of these changes for all periods presented in order to present segment information on a comparable basis. There is no impact on our previously reported consolidated statements of operations, balance sheets, statements of cash flows or statements of equity resulting from these changes.
SAS Segment
Our SAS segment includes space payloads, sensors and full-mission solutions; classified intelligence and cyber; avionics; electronic warfare; and mission networks for air traffic management operations. See “Item 1: Business” of this Report for a description of the sectors in SAS.
 Fiscal Year Ended
(Dollars in millions)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022% Inc/(Dec)
Revenue$6,856 $6,384 %
Operating income756 665 14 %
Operating margin11.0 %10.4 %
The increase in SAS revenue in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 was primarily due to higher revenue of $445 million from program growth in Space Systems, Mission Networks and Intel and Cyber.
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The increases in SAS operating income and operating margin in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 were primarily due to higher volume, $66 million of lower R&D expenses, $53 million of lower non-cash charges for impairment of goodwill and other assets, lower overhead costs and favorable mix in Space Systems due to a non-recurring license sale during fiscal 2023. Such increases were partially offset by $40 million change in EAC adjustments from program execution during fiscal 2023.
IMS Segment
Our IMS segment includes ISR; passive sensing and targeting; electronic attack; autonomy; power and communications; networks; sensors; aviation products; and pilot training operations. See “Item 1: Business” of this Report for a description of the sectors in IMS.
 Fiscal Year Ended
(Dollars in millions)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022% Inc/(Dec)
Revenue$6,630 $6,626 — %
Operating income459 494 (7 %)
Operating margin6.9 %7.5 %
The flat IMS revenue in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 was primarily due to lower revenue of $179 million in ISR largely from lower aircraft missionization volume, offset by higher revenues of $69 million in Electro Optical from higher volume in space and sensors, $63 million in Maritime largely from volume in classified programs, power and energy solutions and international and $61 million in Commercial Aviation Solutions from volume.
The decrease in IMS operating income and operating margin in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 were primarily due to a net change in EAC adjustments of $103 million, principally in ISR and in Maritime from net unfavorable EAC adjustments in fiscal 2023 due to program execution, and the sale of $33 million of end-of-life inventory in Commercial Aviation Systems during fiscal 2022. Such decreases were partially offset by $64 million of lower R&D expenses and $59 million of lower non-cash charges for impairment of goodwill and other assets in fiscal 2023.
CS Segment
Our CS segment includes tactical communications with global communications solutions; broadband communications; integrated vision solutions; and public safety radios, system applications and equipment. See “Item 1: Business” of this Report for a description of the sectors in CS.
 Fiscal Year Ended
(Dollars in millions)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022% Inc/(Dec)
Revenue$5,070 $4,217 20 %
Operating income1,229 667 84 %
Operating margin24.2 %15.8 %
The increase in CS revenue in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 was primarily due to higher revenue of $464 million in Broadband Communications, from the inclusion of $365 million of revenue from the acquisition of TDL and higher volume on legacy Broadband Communications platforms and $318 million in Tactical Communications and $83 million in Public Safety, both from increased demand and improved electronic component availability.
The increases in CS operating income and operating margin in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 were primarily due to higher volume during fiscal 2023, including operating income of $131 million from the TDL acquisition and absence of a $355 million non-cash charge for impairment of goodwill recorded in our Broadband reporting unit in fiscal 2022. The increase in CS operating margin was partially offset by a higher mix of lower margin revenue, principally in Public Safety and IVS.
AR Segment
Our AR segment includes missile solutions with propulsion technologies for strategic defense, missile defense, and hypersonic and tactical systems; and space propulsion and power systems for national security space and exploration missions. See “Item 1: Business” of this Report for a description of the sectors in AR. AR is a new reportable segment established in the quarter ended September 29, 2023 and as such, there is no comparable prior
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year information.
 Fiscal Year Ended
(Dollars in millions)December 29, 2023
Revenue$1,052 
Operating income122 
Operating margin
11.6 %
Fiscal 2023 results were driven by program performance across Missile Solutions and Space Propulsion and Power Systems portfolios from the July 28, 2023 acquisition date through December 29, 2023. Operating income was impacted by operational inefficiencies, partially offset by integration benefits recognized in fiscal 2023.
Unallocated Corporate Expenses
Fiscal Year Ended
(Dollars in millions)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022
Total unallocated corporate expense
$(1,140)$(699)
Total unallocated corporate expense includes the portion of corporate costs not included in management’s evaluation of segment operating performance. Unallocated corporate expenses increased $441 million in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022, primarily from an increase of $174 million of amortization of acquisition-related intangibles related to the inclusion of TDL and AJRD, the inclusion of $115 million of LHX NeXt related implementation costs (see discussion under “LHX NeXt implementation costs” below), higher asset group and business divestiture-related losses of $59 million and a $42 million expense during fiscal 2023 compared with $29 million of income during fiscal 2022 related to our deferred compensation plans.
LHX NeXt implementation costs. LHX NeXt is our initiative to transform multiple functions, systems and processes to increase agility and competitiveness. Costs related to the LHX NeXt effort are expected to continue through 2025, and are expected to include workforce optimization costs, incremental IT expenses for implementation of new systems, third-party consulting expenses and other related costs.
LIQUIDITY, CAPITAL RESOURCES AND FINANCIAL STRATEGIES
We prioritize cash flow generation through our commitment to operational excellence, efficient balance sheet management and continuous cost reduction efforts. We consistently assess various capital deployment options, considering both our long-term outlook and the evolving market conditions, recognizing the importance of adaptability as market dynamics change over time.
Our primary capital deployment priorities involve a focus on funding the business, debt repayment to be achieved through the prioritization of capital allocation, potentially accelerated with proceeds from non-core asset divestitures, and returning cash to our shareholders through dividends and share repurchases.
As of December 29, 2023, we had cash and cash equivalents of $560 million, of which $343 million was held by our foreign subsidiaries, a significant portion of which we believe can be repatriated to the U.S. with minimal tax cost. Additionally, we have two credit facilities and a commercial paper program. See the “Capital Structure and Resources” discussion below in this MD&A for further information about our credit facilities and CP Program.
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Cash Flows
 Fiscal Year Ended
(In millions)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period$880 $941 
Operating Activities:
Net income1,198 1,061 
Non-cash adjustments1,213 1,066 
Changes in working capital286 (196)
Other, net(601)227 
Net cash provided by operating activities$2,096 $2,158 
Net cash used in investing activities(7,021)(250)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities4,594 (1,951)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents11 (18)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents$(320)$(61)
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$560 $880 
Net cash provided by operating activities: The $62 million decrease in net cash provided by operating activities in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 was primarily due to increases in payments of income taxes of $406 million and interest of $193 million on the $2.25 billion, three-year senior unsecured term loan facility (“Term Loan 2025”), the $3.25 billion aggregate principal amount of new long-term fixed-rate debt consisting of the 5.4% 2027 Notes, the 5.4% 2033 Notes and the 5.6% 2053 Notes (collectively, the “AJRD Notes”) and our CP Program, partially offset by less cash used to fund net working capital (i.e., receivables, contract assets, inventories, accounts payable and contract liabilities).
Cash flow from operations was positive in all of our business segments in fiscal 2023.
Net cash used in investing activitiesThe $6.8 billion increase in net cash used in investing activities in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 was primarily due to the $6.7 billion cash used for the acquisitions of TDL and AJRD during the first quarter and third quarter of fiscal 2023, respectively.
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activitiesThe $6.5 billion increase in net cash provided by financing activities in fiscal 2023 compared with fiscal 2022 was primarily due to the issuance and sale of $3.25 billion aggregate principal amount of new AJRD Notes, $2.25 billion in proceeds from borrowings on Term Loan 2025, of which $2.0 billion was utilized for the TDL acquisition, $1.6 billion in net proceeds from issuances of commercial paper and the $565 million decrease in cash used to repurchase our common stock under our share repurchase program. Such amounts were partially offset by an increase in repayments of borrowings, including the $800 million aggregate principal amount of our 3.85% 2023 Notes and the $250 million aggregate principal amount of our Floating Rate Notes due March 2023 (“Floating 2023 Notes”).
Capital Structure and Resources
Long-Term Debt, Net
We had $11.5 billion of long-term debt, net, including the current portion of long-term debt, net and financing lease obligations, outstanding at December 29, 2023, the majority of which we incurred in connection with merger and acquisition activity.
Long-Term Variable-Rate Debt. During fiscal 2023, we drew $2.25 billion in long-term debt on Term Loan 2025. The proceeds were utilized to fund the cash consideration paid and a portion of the associated transaction and integration costs related to the TDL acquisition and repay the entire outstanding $250 million aggregate principal amount of our Floating 2023 Notes. See Note 8: Debt and Credit Arrangements in the Notes for further information on our long-term fixed-rate debt.
Long-Term Fixed-Rate Debt. On June 15, 2023, we repaid the entire outstanding $800 million aggregate principal amount of our 3.85% 2023 Notes through cash on hand and the issuance of commercial paper. The commercial paper issued to fund repayment of the 3.85% 2023 Notes was repaid during fiscal 2023.
On July 31, 2023, we closed the issuance and sale of $3.25 billion aggregate principal amount of the AJRD Notes. The AJRD Notes were used to fund a portion of the purchase price for the AJRD acquisition, which closed on
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July 28, 2023, and to pay related fees and expenses. See Note 8: Debt and Credit Arrangements in the Notes for further information on our long-term variable-rate debt.
Short-Term Debt, Credit Arrangements and CP Program
We had $1.6 billion of short-term debt at December 29, 2023, consisting of outstanding notes under the CP Program and local borrowing by international subsidiaries for working capital needs. See Note 8: Debt and Credit Arrangements in the Notes for further information on Credit Arrangements and CP Program.
2023 Credit Agreement. On March 10, 2023, we established a $2.4 billion, 364-day senior unsecured revolving credit facility (“2023 Credit Facility”) by entering into a 364-Day Credit Agreement (“2023 Credit Agreement”) with a syndicate of lenders. Proceeds of the initial funding of loans under the 2023 Credit Agreement were required to be used to finance a portion of the purchase price for the acquisition of AJRD and for the fees, taxes, costs and related expenses related to it, and thereafter may be used for working capital purposes.
On July 28, 2023, we borrowed $2.1 billion under the 2023 Credit Agreement and used the proceeds together with proceeds from the AJRD Notes to fund the acquisition of AJRD and to pay related fees and expenses. All borrowings under the 2023 Credit Agreement were repaid with proceeds of commercial paper issued during fiscal 2023. At December 29, 2023, we had no outstanding borrowings under the 2023 Credit Agreement, had available borrowing capacity of $800 million, net of outstanding CP Program borrowings, and were in compliance with all covenants under the 2023 Credit Agreement.
On January 26, 2024, we replaced the 2023 Credit Agreement with a new $1.5 billion, 364-day senior unsecured revolving credit facility maturing no later than January 24, 2025.
2022 Credit Agreement. We have a $2.0 billion, 5-year senior unsecured revolving credit facility (the “2022 Credit Facility”) under a Revolving Credit Agreement (the “2022 Credit Agreement”) entered into on July 29, 2022 with a syndicate of lenders, which the lenders may agree to increase by up to $1.0 billion upon our request.
At December 29, 2023, we had no outstanding borrowings and were in compliance with all covenants under the 2022 Credit Agreement.
Commercial Paper Programs. On March 14, 2023, we established the CP Program, which is supported by amounts unused and available under the 2022 Credit Agreement and the 2023 Credit Agreement. From time to time, we use borrowings under the CP Program for general corporate purposes, including the funding of acquisitions, debt refinancing, dividend payments and repurchases of our common stock. We terminated our prior existing $1.0 billion commercial paper program during fiscal 2023.
During fiscal 2023, we had a maximum outstanding balance of $3.0 billion under our CP Program, which we primarily used to repay $2.1 billion outstanding under the 2023 Credit Agreement, a portion of which was repaid with cash on hand during the second half of fiscal 2023.
Amounts outstanding under the CP Program at December 29, 2023 and the daily average balance and weighted average yield during fiscal 2023 were as follows:
December 29, 2023
(In millions, except weighted-average interest rate)OutstandingDaily Average
CP Program$1,599 $1,300 
Weighted-average interest rate5.95 %5.45 %
We expect balances under the CP Program to remain elevated as compared to historical norms through fiscal 2025.
Liquidity Assessment
Given our current cash position, outlook for funds generated from operations, credit ratings, available credit facilities, cash needs and debt structure, we have not experienced to date, and do not expect to experience, any material issues with liquidity for the next 12 months and in the longer term, although we can give no assurances concerning our future liquidity, particularly in light of our overall level of debt, U.S. Government budget uncertainties and the state of global commerce and general political and global financial uncertainty.
Based on our current business plan and revenue prospects, we believe that our existing cash, funds generated from operations, availability under our senior unsecured credit facilities and our CP Program and access to the public and private debt and equity markets will be sufficient to provide for our anticipated working capital requirements, capital expenditures, dividend payments, repurchases under our share repurchase program and repayments of our debt securities at maturity for the next twelve months and the reasonably foreseeable future thereafter. Our total
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additions of property, plant and equipment net of proceeds from the sale of property, plant and equipment for fiscal 2024 are expected to be approximately 2% of revenue. Other than operating expenses, cash uses for fiscal 2024 are expected to consist primarily of additions of property, plant and equipment, dividend payments, debt repayments, costs associated with our LHX NeXt program and repurchases under our share repurchase program.
Purchase of Tax Credits under Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (“IRA”)
The IRA includes a new transferability provision under Section 6418 of the Internal Revenue Code which permits, in certain circumstances, the sale of federal income tax credits generated from renewable and alternative energy sources. During the year ended December 29, 2023, we entered into a binding agreement to purchase tax credits totaling $51 million for the 2023 tax year for a net purchase price of $0.95 per $1.00 of tax credits, allowing us to reduce our 2023 federal income taxes payable by the amount of credits we expect to claim on our tax returns as a result of our binding agreement. We have recorded a liability to the transferor for the amount owed in the “Other accrued items” line of the Consolidated Balance Sheet. We have recorded an income tax benefit of $2 million for the difference between the amount paid or to be paid to the transferor and the reduction to our taxes payable in the “Income taxes” line of the Consolidated Statement of Operations.
Funding of Pension Plans
With respect to our U.S. qualified defined benefit pension plans, we intend to contribute annually no less than the required minimum funding thresholds. As a result of prior voluntary contributions and plan performance, we made no material contributions to our U.S. qualified defined benefit pension plans in fiscal 2023. We expect to make approximately $35 million of contributions to these plans in fiscal 2024, and may consider voluntary contributions thereafter.
Future required contributions primarily will depend on the actual annual return on assets and the discount rate used to measure the benefit obligation at the end of each year. Depending on these factors, and the resulting funded status of our pension plans, the level of future statutory required minimum contributions could be material. We had net defined benefit plan assets of $66 million as of December 29, 2023 compared with net unfunded defined benefit plan obligations of $69 million as of December 30, 2022. The improvement in the funded status as of December 29, 2023 is primarily due to more favorable than expected return on plan assets, partially offset by increased pension obligations resulting from lower discount rates. See Note 9: Retirement Benefits in the Notes for further information regarding our pension plans.
Common Stock Repurchases
During fiscal 2023 and 2022, $30 million and $45 million, respectively, in shares of our common stock were delivered to us or withheld by us to satisfy withholding taxes on employee share-based awards. Shares repurchased by us are cancelled and retired.
At December 29, 2023, we had a remaining unused authorization under our repurchase program of $3.9 billion.
Our repurchase program does not have a stated expiration date and authorizes us to repurchase shares of our common stock through open market purchases, private transactions, transactions structured through investment banking institutions or any combination thereof. We have announced that share repurchases will be moderated in the near-term, but the level and timing of our repurchases depends on a number of factors, including our financial condition, capital requirements, cash flows, results of operations, future business prospects and other factors our Board and management may deem relevant. The timing, volume and nature of repurchases are also subject to market conditions, applicable securities laws and other factors and are at our discretion and may be suspended or discontinued at any time. Additional information regarding our repurchase program is set forth above under “Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities” of this Report.
Dividends
Information concerning our dividends is set forth above under “Item 5. Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities” of this Report.
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Material Cash Requirements and Commercial Commitments
Current and long-term material cash requirements at December 29, 2023 are as follows:
 Payment Due
(In millions)TotalWithin 1 Year
Long-term debt(1)
$11,275 $355 
Interest on long-term debt
3,800 547 
Purchase obligations
5,975 4,444 
Operating and finance lease commitments1,306 182 
Minimum pension contributions(2)
35 35 
Total(3)
$22,391 $5,563 
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(1)Does not include amounts for finance lease commitments.
(2)As a result of prior voluntary contributions and plan performance, we made no material contributions to our U.S. qualified defined benefit pension plans in fiscal 2023. We expect to make approximately $35 million in contributions to these plans in fiscal 2024, and may consider voluntary contributions thereafter. In addition, we made no material contributions to our non-U.S. pension plans in fiscal 2023 and do not expect to make any material contributions to these plans in fiscal 2024.
(3)The above table does not include unrecognized tax benefits of $652 million.
Purchase obligations mainly consist of outstanding commitments on open purchase orders made to suppliers, subcontractors and other outsourcing partners under U.S. government contracts. Our risk associated with these purchase obligations is generally limited to the termination liability provisions within such contracts. As such, we do not believe there to be a material liquidity risk associated with outstanding purchase obligations.
There can be no assurance that our business will continue to generate cash flows at current levels or that the cost or availability of future borrowings, if any, under our CP Program, credit facilities, term loan or in the debt markets will not be impacted by any potential future credit or capital markets disruptions. If we are unable to maintain cash balances, generate cash flow from operations or borrow under our CP Program, our credit facility or term loan sufficient to service our obligations, we may be required to reduce capital expenditures, reduce or terminate our share repurchases, obtain additional financing or sell assets. Our ability to make principal payments or pay interest on or refinance our indebtedness depends on our future performance and financial results, which, to a certain extent, are subject to general conditions affecting the defense, government and other markets we serve and to general economic, political, financial, competitive, legislative and regulatory factors beyond our control.
Commercial Commitments
We have entered into commercial commitments in the normal course of business including surety bonds, standby letter of credit agreements and other arrangements with financial institutions and customers primarily relating to the guarantee of future performance on certain contracts to provide products and services to customers or to obtain insurance policies with our insurance carriers. See Note 15: Legal Proceedings, Commitments and Contingencies in the Notes for additional information.
Impact of Foreign Exchange
Our international business transacted in local currency environments was 45%, 43% and 40% in fiscal 2023, fiscal 2022 and fiscal 2021, respectively. The impact of translating the assets and liabilities of these operations to U.S. Dollars is included as a component of shareholders’ equity. The cumulative foreign currency translation adjustment included in shareholders’ equity was a $201 million loss and a $237 million loss at December 29, 2023 and December 30, 2022, respectively. We utilize foreign currency hedging instruments to minimize the currency risk of international transactions. Gains and losses resulting from currency rate fluctuations did not have a material effect on our results in fiscal 2023, 2022 or 2021.
Financial Risk Management
In the normal course of business, we are exposed to risks associated with foreign currency exchange rates and changes in interest rates. We employ established policies and procedures governing the use of financial instruments to manage our exposure to such risks.
Foreign Exchange and Currency. Our U.S. and foreign businesses enter into contracts with customers, subcontractors or vendors that are denominated in currencies other than the functional currencies of such businesses. We use foreign currency forward contracts and options to hedge both balance sheet and off-balance sheet future foreign currency commitments. Factors that could impact the effectiveness of our hedging programs for foreign currency include accuracy of sales estimates, volatility of currency markets and the cost and availability of
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hedging instruments. A 10% change in currency exchange rates for our foreign currency derivatives held at December 29, 2023 would not have had a material impact on the fair value of such instruments or our results of operations or cash flows. This quantification of exposure to the market risk associated with foreign currency financial instruments does not take into account the offsetting impact of changes in the fair value of our foreign denominated assets, liabilities and firm commitments.
Interest Rates. As of December 29, 2023, we had long-term variable-rate and fixed-rate debt obligations. The fair value of these obligations is impacted by changes in interest rates; however, a 10% change in interest rates for our long-term variable-rate and fixed-rate debt obligations at December 29, 2023 would not have had a material impact on the fair value of these obligations. There is no interest-rate risk associated with long-term fixed-rate debt obligations on our results of operations and cash flows unless existing obligations are refinanced upon maturity at then-current interest rates, because the interest rates are fixed until maturity, and because our long-term fixed-rate debt is not puttable to us (i.e., not required to be redeemed by us prior to maturity). We can give no assurances, however, that interest rates will not change significantly or have a material effect on the fair value of our long-term variable-rate and fixed-rate debt obligations over the next twelve months. See Note 8: Debt and Credit Arrangements in the Notes for information regarding the maturities of our long-term variable-rate and fixed-rate debt obligations.
At December 29, 2023, we had long-term variable-rate debt obligations of $2.25 billion under Term Loan 2025. These debt obligations bear interest that is variable based on certain short-term indices, thus exposing us to interest-rate risk; however, a 10% change in interest rates for these debt obligations at December 29, 2023 would not have had a material impact on our results of operations or cash flows. See Note 8: Debt and Credit Arrangements in the Notes for further information.
We have also used short-term variable-rate debt borrowings, primarily under our commercial paper program, which are subject to interest rate risk. We utilize our commercial paper program to satisfy short-term cash requirements, temporarily funding repurchases under our share repurchase programs and funding redemption of long-term debt and acquisitions. These debt obligations bear interest that is variable based on certain short-term indices, thus exposing us to interest-rate risk; however, a 10% change in interest rates for these debt obligations at December 29, 2023 would not have had a material impact on our results of operations or cash flows.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES
Preparation of this Report in accordance with GAAP requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets, liabilities, revenue, expenses and backlog as well as disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. While the following is not intended to be a comprehensive list of our accounting estimates, we consider the estimates discussed below as critical to an understanding of our financial statements because their application places the most significant demands on our judgment, with financial reporting results dependent on estimates about the effect of matters that are inherently uncertain and may change in subsequent periods. Specific risks for these critical accounting estimates are described in the following paragraphs. The impact and any associated risks described in the following paragraphs related to these estimates on our business operations are discussed throughout this MD&A where such estimates affect our reported and expected financial results. Senior management has discussed the development and selection of the critical accounting estimates and the related disclosure included herein with the Audit Committee of our Board. Actual results may differ from those estimates.
Revenue Recognition
A significant portion of our business is derived from development and production contracts. Revenue and profit related to development and production contracts are generally recognized over-time, typically using the percentage of completion (“POC”) cost-to-cost method of revenue recognition, whereby we measure our progress towards completion of the performance obligation based on the ratio of costs incurred to date to estimated costs at completion under the contract. Because costs incurred represent work performed, we believe this method best depicts the transfer of control of the asset to the customer. Under the POC cost-to-cost method of revenue recognition, a single estimated profit margin is used to recognize profit for each performance obligation over its period of performance.
Recognition of profit on a contract requires estimates of the total cost at completion and transaction price and the measurement of progress towards completion. Due to the long-term nature of many of our contracts, developing the estimated total cost at completion and total transaction price often requires judgment. Factors that must be considered in estimating the cost of the work to be completed include: the nature and complexity of the work to be performed, subcontractor performance, the cost and availability of purchased materials and services, labor cost and availability and the risk and impact of delayed performance. Factors that must be considered in estimating the total transaction price include contractual cost or performance incentives (such as incentive fees, award fees and penalties) and other forms of variable consideration as well as our historical experience and our expectation for
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performance on the contract. These variable amounts generally are awarded upon achievement of certain negotiated performance metrics, program milestones or cost targets and can be based upon customer discretion. We include such estimated amounts in the transaction price to the extent it is probable that a significant reversal of cumulative revenue recognized will not occur when the uncertainty associated with the variable consideration is resolved.
At the outset of each contract, we gauge its complexity and perceived risks and establish an estimated total cost at completion in line with these expectations. We follow a standard EAC process in which we review the progress and performance on our ongoing contracts at least quarterly and, in many cases, more frequently. If we successfully retire risks associated with the technical, schedule and cost aspects of a contract, we may lower our estimated total cost at completion commensurate with the retirement of these risks. Conversely, if we are not successful in retiring these risks, we may increase our estimated total cost at completion. Additionally, as the contract progresses, our estimates of total transaction price may increase or decrease if, for example, we receive incentive or award fees that are higher or lower than expected.
When changes in estimated total costs at completion or in estimated total transaction price are determined, the related impact on operating income is recognized on a cumulative basis. Cumulative EAC adjustments represent the cumulative effect of the changes on current and prior periods; revenue and operating margins in future periods are recognized as if the revised estimates had been used since contract inception. Any anticipated losses on these contracts are fully recognized in the period in which the losses become evident.
EAC adjustments had the following impacts to operating income for the periods presented:
Fiscal Year Ended
(In millions)December 29, 2023December 30, 2022
Favorable adjustments$593 $454 
Unfavorable adjustments(678)(418)
Net operating income adjustments$(85)$36 
There were no individual EAC adjustments that were material to our results of operations on a consolidated or segment basis in fiscal 2023 or 2022.
We recognize revenue from numerous contracts with multiple performance obligations. For these contracts, we allocate the transaction price to each performance obligation based on the relative standalone selling price of the product or service underlying each performance obligation. The standalone selling price represents the amount for which we would sell the product or service to a customer on a standalone basis (i.e., not sold as a bundled sale with any other products or services). The allocation of transaction price among separate performance obligations may impact the timing of revenue recognition but will not change the total revenue recognized on the contract.
A substantial majority of our revenue is derived from contracts with the U.S. Government, including foreign military sales contracts. These contracts are subject to the FAR and the prices of our contract deliverables are typically based on our estimated or actual costs plus a reasonable profit margin. As a result, the standalone selling prices of the products and services in these contracts are typically equal to the selling prices stated in the contract, thereby eliminating the need to allocate (or reallocate) the transaction price to the multiple performance obligations. In our non-U.S. Government contracts, when standalone selling prices are not directly observable, we also generally use the expected cost plus margin approach to determine standalone selling price. In determining the appropriate margin under the cost plus margin approach, we consider historical margins on similar products sold to similar customers or within similar geographies where objective evidence is available. We may also consider our cost structure and profit objectives, the nature of the proposal, the effects of customization of pricing, our practices used to establish pricing of bundled products, the expected technological life of the product, margins earned on similar contracts with different customers and other factors to determine the appropriate margin.
Pension and Other Postretirement Benefit Plans
Certain of our current and former employees participate in defined benefit plans in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Germany, which are sponsored by L3Harris. The determination of projected benefit obligations (“PBO”) and the recognition of expenses related to defined benefit plans are dependent on various assumptions. These major assumptions primarily relate to discount rates, long-term expected rates of return on plan assets, rate of future compensation increases, mortality, termination and other factors (some of which are disclosed in Note 9: Retirement Benefits in the Notes). Actual results that differ from our assumptions are accumulated and generally amortized for each plan to the extent required over the estimated future life expectancy or, if applicable, the future working lifetime of the plan’s active participants.
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Significant Assumptions. We develop assumptions using relevant experience, in conjunction with market-related data for each plan. Assumptions are reviewed annually with third-party experts and adjusted as appropriate. The table included below provides the weighted average assumptions used to estimate the PBOs and net periodic benefit cost as they pertain to our defined benefit pension plans.
Obligation assumptions as of:December 29, 2023December 30, 2022
Discount rate4.91%5.18%
Rate of future compensation increase3.01%3.01%
Cash balance interest crediting rate4.50%4.00%
Cost assumptions for fiscal periods ended:December 29, 2023December 30, 2022
Discount rate to determine service cost 5.18%2.69%
Discount rate to determine interest cost5.08%2.27%
Expected return on plan assets7.46%7.44%
Rate of future compensation increase3.01%3.01%
Cash balance interest crediting rate4.00%3.50%
Key assumptions for the Consolidated Pension Plan (our largest defined benefit plan), with 88% of the total PBO as of December 29, 2023 included a discount rate for obligation assumptions of 4.92%, a cash balance interest crediting rate of 4.50% and expected return on plan assets of 7.50% for fiscal 2023, which is being maintained at 7.50% for fiscal 2024. There is also a frozen pension equity benefit that assumes a 4.25% interest crediting rate.
Expected Return on Plan Assets. Substantially all of our plan assets are managed on a commingled basis in a master investment trust. We determine our expected return on plan assets by evaluating both historical returns and estimates of future returns. Specifically, we consider the plan’s actual historical annual return on assets over the past 15, 20 and 25 years and historical broad market returns over long-term time frames based on our strategic allocation, which is detailed in Note 9: Retirement Benefits in the Notes. Future returns are based on independent estimates of long-term asset class returns. Based on this approach, the weighted average long-term annual rate of return on assets was estimated to be 7.46% for both fiscal 2023 and 2024.
Discount Rate. The discount rate is used to calculate the present value of expected future benefit payments at the measurement date. An increase in the discount rate decreases the present value of PBO and generally increases pension expense. A decrease in the discount rate increases the present value of the PBO and generally decreases pension expense. The discount rate assumption is based on current investment yields of high-quality fixed income investments during the retirement benefits maturity period. The pension discount rate is determined by considering an interest rate yield curve comprising AAA/AA bonds, with maturities between zero and thirty years, developed by the plan’s actuaries. Annual benefit payments are then discounted to present value using this yield curve to develop a single discount rate matching the plan’s characteristics.
Sensitivity Analysis
Pension Expense. A 25 basis point change in the long-term expected rate of return on plan assets and discount rate would have the following effect on the combined U.S. defined benefit pension plans’ pension expense for the next twelve months:
 Increase/(Decrease)
in Pension Expense
(In millions)25 Basis
Point Increase
25 Basis
Point Decrease
Long-term rate of return on assets used to determine net periodic benefit cost$(21)$21 
Discount rate used to determine net periodic benefit cost$$(9)
PBO. Funded status is derived by subtracting the respective year-end values of the PBO from the fair value of plan assets. The sensitivity of the PBO to changes in the discount rate varies depending on the magnitude and direction of the change in the discount rate. We estimate that a decrease of 25 basis points in the discount rate of the combined U.S. defined benefit pension plans would increase the PBO by approximately $190 million and an increase of 25 basis points would decrease the PBO by approximately $182 million.
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Fair Value of Plan Assets. The plan assets of our defined benefit plans comprise a broad range of investments, including domestic and international equity securities, fixed income investments, interests in private equity and hedge funds and cash and cash equivalents.
A portion of our defined benefit plans’ asset portfolio is comprised of investments in private equity and hedge funds. The private equity and hedge fund investments are generally measured using the valuation of the underlying investments or at net asset value (“NAV”). However, in certain instances, the values reported by the asset managers were not current at the measurement date. Consequently, we have estimated adjustments to the last reported value where necessary to measure the assets at fair value at the measurement date. These adjustments consider information received from the asset managers, as well as general market information. Asset values for other positions were generally measured using market observable prices. See Note 9: Retirement Benefits in the Notes for further information.
Goodwill
We test our goodwill for impairment annually as of the first business day of our fourth fiscal quarter, which was October 2, 2023 for fiscal 2023, or under certain circumstances more frequently, such as when events or circumstances indicate there may be impairment or when we reorganize our reporting structure such that the composition of one or more of our reporting units is affected. We test goodwill for impairment at a level within the Company referred to as the reporting unit, which is our business segment level or one level below the business segment. Some of our segments are comprised of several reporting units. Allocation of goodwill to several reporting units could make it more likely that we will have an impairment charge in the future. An impairment charge to any one of our reporting units could have a material impact on our financial condition and results of operations.
The process of evaluating the potential impairment of goodwill is highly subjective and requires significant judgment. To test goodwill for impairment, we may perform both qualitative and quantitative assessments. If we elect to perform a qualitative assessment for a certain reporting unit, we evaluate events and circumstances impacting the reporting unit to determine the probability that goodwill is impaired. If we determine it is more-likely-than-not that the fair value of the reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, we perform a quantitative assessment.
Our qualitative assessment of the recoverability of goodwill, whether performed annually or based on specific events or circumstances, considers various macroeconomic, industry-specific and company-specific factors. These factors include: (i) deterioration in the general economy; (ii) deterioration in the environment in which the Company operates; (iii) increase in materials, labor or other costs; (iv) negative or declining cash flows; (v) changes in management, changes in strategy or significant litigation; (vi) changes in the composition or carrying amount of net assets or an expectation of disposing all or a portion of the reporting unit; or (vii) a sustained decrease in share price.
If we perform a quantitative assessment for a certain reporting unit, we calculate the fair value of that reporting unit and compare the fair value to the reporting unit’s net book value. We estimate fair values of our reporting units based on projected cash flows. Values derived from projected cash flows are corroborated through review of revenue and/or earnings multiples applied to the latest twelve months’ revenue and earnings of our reporting units. Projected cash flows are based on our best estimate of future revenues, operating costs and balance sheet metrics reflecting our view of the financial and market conditions of the underlying business; and the resulting cash flows are discounted using an appropriate discount rate that reflects the risk in the forecasted cash flows. The revenues and earnings multiples applied to the revenues and earnings of our reporting units are based on current multiples of revenues and earnings for similar businesses, and based on revenues and earnings multiples paid for recent acquisitions of similar businesses made in the marketplace. We then assess whether any implied control premium, based on a comparison of fair value based purely on our stock price and outstanding shares with fair value determined by using all of the above-described models, is reasonable. If the fair value of a reporting unit exceeds its carrying amount, goodwill of the reporting unit is considered not impaired. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, an impairment loss is recognized in an amount equal to that excess.
Fiscal 2023 Impairment Tests. We performed our annual impairment test of all of our reporting units’ goodwill as of September 30, 2023 and concluded that for each of our reporting units no impairment existed.
Segment reorganization. Effective in fiscal 2023, we adjusted our reporting to better align our businesses and transferred our ADG business (a reporting unit) from our IMS segment to our SAS segment (also a reporting unit). In connection with the realignment, we reduced our reporting units from nine to eight as the ADG reporting unit and all $327 million of associated goodwill was absorbed by our existing SAS reporting unit given the economic similarities of the two reporting units. Immediately before the realignment, we performed a qualitative impairment assessment over our SAS reporting unit and a quantitative impairment assessment over our ADG reporting unit. Immediately after the realignment, we performed a quantitative impairment assessment over the SAS reporting unit. We
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prepared estimates of the fair value of our pre-realignment ADG reporting unit and post-realignment SAS reporting unit based on a combination of market-based valuation techniques, utilizing quoted market prices, comparable publicly reported transactions and an income-based valuation technique using projected discounted cash flows. These assessments indicated no impairment existed either before or after the realignment.
CAS Disposal Group Pending Divestiture. As described in more detail in Note 13: Acquisitions, Divestitures and Asset Sales, on November 27, 2023, we announced that we entered into a definitive agreement to sell our CAS disposal group, which includes both the CTS and Commercial Aviation reporting units. As of November 27, 2023, the fair value less costs to sell the CAS disposal group is $834 million, inclusive of considerations related to noncontrolling interest and accumulated other comprehensive income.
The CAS disposal group includes both the Commercial Training Solutions (“CTS”) and Commercial Aviation reporting units. In connection with the preparation of our financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023, we evaluated the facts and circumstances which impacted the agreed upon selling price of the CAS disposal group and identified interim indicators of impairment within both reporting units subsequent to our annual impairment testing date of October 2, 2023. Specifically, supply chain-related operational challenges which negatively impact cash flows over the short-term forecast period were assessed in combination with our long-term portfolio shaping strategy to dispose of non-core businesses. As a result, we performed quantitative impairment tests for both reporting units as of November 27, 2023, utilizing an income approach aligned to market prices for the two reporting units, as specified in the definitive agreement. As a result of these tests, we determined that the fair value of the CTS reporting unit was above carrying value, while the fair value of the Commercial Avionics reporting unit was below its carrying value, and concluded goodwill related to the Commercial Aviation reporting unit was impaired. Therefore we recorded a non-cash charge for impairment of $296 million associated with the Commercial Aviation reporting unit in the “Impairment of goodwill and other assets” line item in our Consolidated Statement of Operations.
At-risk goodwill. Based on the annual impairment testing, our Broadband reporting unit had clearance of approximately 20% and goodwill of $2,656 million and our ISR and Electro Optical reporting units had clearances of approximately 6% and goodwill of $3,186 million and $2,193 million, respectively. An impairment of goodwill could result from a number of circumstances, including different assumptions used in determining the fair value of the reporting units; changes to U.S. Government spending priorities or ability to win competitively awarded contracts; an inability to meet our forecast; the rescission of significant contract awards as a result of competitors protesting or challenging contracts awarded to us; or an increase in interest rates without a corresponding increase in future revenue.
Fiscal 2022 Impairment Tests. For information related to fiscal 2022 impairment tests and resulting impairments see Note 6: Goodwill and Intangible Assets in the Notes.
Goodwill-Related Fair Value Estimates. Fair value determinations described above under the heading “Goodwill” in this Critical Accounting Estimates section of this MD&A were determined based on a combination of market-based valuation techniques, utilizing quoted market prices, comparable publicly reported transactions, and projected discounted cash flows. The process of evaluating the potential impairment of goodwill is highly subjective and requires significant judgment. Material changes in these estimates could occur and result in additional impairments in future periods.
Business Combinations
We follow the acquisition method of accounting to record identifiable assets acquired and liabilities assumed recognized in connection with acquired businesses at their estimated fair value as of the date of acquisition.
Identifiable intangible assets from business combinations are recognized at their estimated fair values as of the date of acquisition and consist of customer relationships, developed technology and trade names. Determination of the estimated fair value of identifiable intangible assets requires judgment. The fair value of intangible assets is estimated using the relief from royalty method for the acquired developed technology and trade names and the multi-period excess earnings method for the acquired customer relationships. Both of these fair value methods are income-based valuation approaches, which require judgment to estimate appropriate discount rates, royalty rates related to the developed technology and trade name intangible assets, revenue growth attributable to the intangible assets and remaining useful lives. Finite-lived identifiable intangible assets are amortized to expense over their useful lives, generally ranging from two to twenty seven years. The fair value of identifiable intangible assets acquired in connection with the TDL and AJRD acquisitions was $755 million and $2,840 million, respectively. See Note 13: Acquisitions, Divestitures and Asset Sales and Note 6: Goodwill and Intangible Assets in the Notes for additional information.
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Income Taxes
We record deferred tax assets and liabilities for differences between the tax basis of assets and liabilities and amounts reported in our Consolidated Balance Sheet, as well as operating loss and tax credit carryforwards. We follow very specific and detailed guidelines in each tax jurisdiction regarding the recoverability of any tax assets recorded on the balance sheet and provide necessary valuation allowances as required. Future realization of deferred tax assets ultimately depends on the existence of sufficient taxable income of the appropriate character (for example, ordinary income or capital gain) within the carryback or carryforward periods available under the tax law. We regularly review our deferred tax assets for recoverability based on historical taxable income, projected future taxable income, the expected timing of the reversals of existing temporary differences and tax planning strategies. We have not made any material changes in the methodologies used to determine our tax valuation allowances during fiscal 2023.
Our Consolidated Balance Sheet as of December 29, 2023 included deferred tax assets of $91 million and deferred tax liabilities of $815 million. For all jurisdictions in which we have net deferred tax assets, we expect that our existing levels of pre-tax earnings are sufficient to generate the amount of future taxable income needed to realize these tax assets. Our valuation allowance related to deferred income taxes, which is reflected in our Consolidated Balance Sheet, was $240 million as of December 29, 2023. Although we make reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of our deferred tax assets, if we continue to operate at a loss in certain jurisdictions, or are unable to generate sufficient future taxable income, or if there is a material change in the actual effective tax rates or time period within which the underlying temporary differences become taxable or deductible, or if the potential impact of tax planning strategies changes, we could be required to increase the valuation allowance against all or a significant portion of our deferred tax assets resulting in a substantial increase in our effective tax rate and a material adverse impact on our operating results.
The evaluation of tax positions taken in a filed tax return, or planned to be taken in a future tax return or claim, involves inherent uncertainty and requires the use of judgment. We evaluate our income tax positions and record tax benefits for all years subject to examination based on our assessment of the facts and circumstances as of the reporting date. For tax positions where it is more likely than not that a tax benefit will be realized, we record the largest amount of tax benefit with a greater than 50% probability of being realized upon ultimate settlement with the applicable taxing authority, assuming the taxing authority has full knowledge of all relevant information. For income tax positions where it is not more likely than not that a tax benefit will be realized, we do not recognize a tax benefit in our Consolidated Financial Statements.
As of December 29, 2023, we had $652 million of unrecognized tax benefits, of which $509 million would favorably impact our future tax rates in the event that the tax benefits are eventually recognized.
It is reasonably possible that there could be a significant change to our unrecognized tax benefits during the course of the next twelve months as ongoing tax examinations continue, other tax examinations commence or various statutes of limitations expire. However, an estimate of the range of possible changes is not practicable for the remaining unrecognized tax benefits because of the significant number of jurisdictions in which we do business and the number of open tax periods under various states of examination. See Note 7: Income Taxes in the Notes for additional information.
Impact of Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements
There have been no new accounting pronouncements which became effective during fiscal 2023 that have had a material impact on our Consolidated Financial Statements.
FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND FACTORS THAT MAY AFFECT FUTURE RESULTS
The following are some of the factors we believe could cause our actual results to differ materially from our historical results or our current expectations or projections. Other factors besides those listed here also could adversely affect us. See “Item 1A. Risk Factors” of this Report for more information regarding factors that might cause our results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements contained in this Report.
We depend on winning business in competitive markets from U.S. Government customers for a significant portion of our revenue.
A reduction in U.S. Government funding or a change in U.S. Government spending priorities could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Our results of operations and cash flows are substantially affected by our mix of fixed-price, cost-plus and time-and-material type contracts. Our fixed-price contracts, particularly those for development programs,
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could subject us to losses in the event of cost overruns or a significant increase in or sustained period of increased inflation.
We depend significantly on U.S. Government contracts, which generally are subject to immediate termination and heavily regulated and audited. The application or impact of regulations, unilateral government action, termination or negative audit findings for one or more of these contracts could have an adverse impact on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
We participate in markets that are often subject to uncertain economic conditions, which makes it difficult to estimate growth in our markets and, as a result, future income and expenditures.
We cannot predict the consequences of future geo-political events, but they may adversely affect the markets in which we operate, our ability to insure against risks, our operations or our profitability.
We are subject to government investigations, which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
We derive a significant portion of our revenue from international operations and are subject to the risks of doing business internationally.
We depend on our subcontractors and suppliers to provide materials, components, subsystems and services for many of our products and services, and failures in or disruptions to our supply chain could cause our products and or services to be produced or delivered in an untimely or unsatisfactory manner.
We must attract and retain key employees, and any failure to do so could seriously harm us.
We could be negatively impacted by a security breach, through cyber-attack, cyber intrusion, insider threats or otherwise, or other significant disruption of our IT networks and related systems or of those we operate for certain of our customers.
Our future success will depend on our ability to develop new products and services and technologies that achieve market acceptance in our current and future markets.
We have significant operations in locations that could be materially and adversely impacted in the event of a natural disaster or other significant disruption.
With our acquisition of AJRD, there is increased risk of the release, unplanned ignition, explosion, or improper handling of dangerous materials used in our business, which could disrupt our operations and adversely affect our financial results.
Failure to achieve the expected results of LHX NeXt could adversely affect our future financial condition and results of operations.
Our level of indebtedness and our ability to make payments on or service our indebtedness and our unfunded defined benefit plans liability may materially adversely affect our financial and operating activities or our ability to incur additional debt.
The level of returns on defined benefit plan assets, changes in interest rates and other factors could materially adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Changes in our effective tax rate or additional tax exposures may have an adverse effect on our results of operations and cash flows.
We may not be successful in obtaining the necessary export licenses to conduct certain operations abroad, and Congress may prevent proposed sales to certain foreign governments.
Unforeseen environmental issues, including regulations related to GHG emissions or change in customer sentiment related to environmental sustainability, could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Our reputation and ability to do business may be impacted by the improper conduct of our employees, agents or business partners.
The outcome of litigation or arbitration in which we are involved from time to time is unpredictable, and an adverse decision in any such matter could have a material adverse effect on our financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
Third parties have claimed in the past, and may claim in the future, that we are infringing directly or indirectly upon their intellectual property rights, and third parties may infringe upon our intellectual property rights.
We face certain significant risk exposures and potential liabilities that may not be covered adequately by insurance or indemnity.
Challenges arising from the expanded operations related to the acquisition of AJRD may affect our future results.
Strategic transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, involve significant risks and uncertainties that could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations, cash flows and equity.
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Changes in future business or other market conditions could cause business investments and/or recorded goodwill or other intangible assets to become impaired, resulting in substantial losses and write-downs that would materially adversely affect our results of operations and financial condition.
 ITEM 7A.QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK.
In the normal course of business, we are exposed to the risks associated with foreign currency exchange rates and changes in interest rates. We employ established policies and procedures governing the use of financial instruments to manage our exposure to such risks. For a discussion of such policies and procedures and the related risks, see “Financial Risk Management” in “Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” of this Report, which is incorporated by reference into this Item 7A.
In addition, we are exposed to market return fluctuations on our defined benefit plans. A material adverse decline in the value of these assets and/or the discount rate for PBOs would result in a decrease in the funded status of the defined benefit plans, an increase in net periodic benefit cost and an increase in required funding. To protect against declines in the discount rate (i.e., interest rates), we will continue to monitor the performance of these assets and market conditions as we evaluate the amount of future contributions. For further information, see Note 9: Retirement Benefits in the Notes, which information is incorporated by reference into this Item 7A.

 ITEM 8.FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA.
INDEX TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
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Consolidated Statement of Operations — Fiscal Year Ended December 29, 2023, December 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021
Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive IncomeFiscal Year Ended December 29, 2023, December 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021
Consolidated Balance Sheet — December 29, 2023 and December 30, 2022
Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows — Fiscal Year Ended December 29, 2023, December 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021
Consolidated Statement of Equity — Fiscal Year Ended December 29, 2023, December 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements
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MANAGEMENT’S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING
The management of L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (the “Company”) is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting as such term is defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance, based on an appropriate cost-benefit analysis, regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles. The Company’s internal control over financial reporting includes those policies and procedures that: (i) pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of the assets of the Company; (ii) provide reasonable assurance that transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, and that receipts and expenditures of the Company are being made only in accordance with authorizations of management and directors of the Company; and (iii) provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of the Company’s assets that could have a material effect on the financial statements.
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Therefore, even those systems determined to be effective can provide only reasonable assurance with respect to financial statement preparation and presentation. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
Management, with the participation of our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, assessed the effectiveness of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting as of December 29, 2023. In making this assessment, management used the criteria set forth by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) in Internal Control-Integrated Framework