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Harris Gains $45 Million Award for US Army Satellite Terminals

By | July 21, 2015
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      [Via Satellite 07-21-2015] Harris Corporation has received $45 million in delivery orders for advanced satellite communications terminals under the U.S. Army‘s Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program. The company will supply additional terminals, including large fixed X-/Ka-band terminals and small fixed X-/Ka-band terminals. The order also includes common electronics equipment, spares and engineering services to support the installation and test of the terminals, and operator training.

      Harris won the MET Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract in 2009, which has a ceiling value of $800 million. The contract includes a five-year base period and a five-year option period for production, as well as installation, depot and engineering services to support fielding of the terminals. With this order, Harris has been awarded approximately $450 million.

      Under the MET program, Harris is replacing up to 80 AN/GSC-52, AN/GSC-39, AN/FSC-78 and other aging strategic satellite communications terminals with new X-band or simultaneous X-/Ka-band terminals. Harris also is supporting field activities such as site preparation, installation and testing.

      Multiple installations are in progress around the world with several complete and transitioned to their respective operations commands. The terminals will interface with the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) constellation and legacy satellite systems.