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L3Harris, Roccor, Boeing Receive DoD Contracts for Satellite Services

By | December 31, 2019
The Pentagon, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. Photo: DOD.

The Pentagon, headquarters for the U.S. Department of Defense. Photo: DOD.

L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a $100 million maximum U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) satellite contract to support U.S. Special Operations Command, DoD announced on Dec. 23.  The contract is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm fixed price contract with a three-year base period and two one-year option periods for a maximum ordering period of five years for the Satellite Deployable Node (SDN) Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).  SLEP will upgrade the Special Operation Forces legacy satellite communication terminals, specifically, the SDN-Medium terminals previously purchased and fielded under an earlier contract. The work will be performed primarily at the contractor’s facility in Victor, New York, and is expected to be completed by December 2024, including options. USSOCOM Headquarters, Tampa, Florida, is the contracting activity.

DoD also announced on Dec. 23 that it has awarded Roccor a roughly $10 million face value, Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract with a cost-plus, fixed-fee completion for satellites. This contract will build upon a previous SBIR Phase I to advance the Technology Readiness Level of components for use in a modular, fully integrated advanced space power system, involving batteries and power management and distribution systems directly integrated onto the solar array, for use on spacecraft of interest to government and commercial customers.  Work will be performed in Longmont, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 28, 2025. The Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, is the contracting activity.

On Dec. 19, DoD announced that it had awarded Boeing with a roughly $9.5 million fixed-price incentive firm contract for Wideband Orbital Operations Logistics and Resiliency. This contract provides for systems engineering and sustainment support for the Wideband Global Satellite Communications constellation. Work will be performed at Colorado Springs, Colorado, and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2020.  This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. The Space and Missile Systems Center at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.