Harris Corp., Boeing Among Winners of FAA Transport System Overhaul Contract
[Satellite TODAY 06-08-10] The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded a 10-year indefinite quantity/indefinite delivery contract to Harris Corp. as part of a Boeing-led team to provide a comprehensive mission analysis and systems engineering service solution.
Three teams were selected by the FAA to participate in the contract, which has an approximate value to all participants of $7 billion — the largest award in the FAA’s history. The initial term of the contract is for five years, with options to extend the contract for 36- and 24-month increments.
The Systems Engineering 2020 contract consists of up to six separate contracts for research-and-development and systems engineering services designed to support a wide-ranging transformation of the entire U.S. air transport system to meet future demands and avoid gridlock in the sky and at airports.
Harris’ contract history with the FAA includes work on the satellite-based Alaskan National Airspace System’s inter-facility communications system.