Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has received a $51.5 million delivery order for advanced satellite terminals under the U.S. Army's Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program. The next-generation military satellite communications terminals will provide the worldwide backbone for high-priority military communications and missile defense systems.
Harris is the prime contractor for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity MET contract with a five-year base period plus a five-year option period. The MET contract is valued at a potential $600 million, including the base and option periods. This brings total MET orders for Harris to more than $212 million since the program was awarded in April 2009.
Under this new order, Harris will supply additional terminals, including large fixed X-/Ka-band terminals, and transportable X-/Ka-band terminals. The order also includes equipment racks, spares to support the fielding of the terminals and operator training.
"We continue to aggressively drive toward the key production and delivery milestones of this major program, which represents a new generation of strategic, multiband terminals," said Sheldon Fox, group president, Harris Government Communications Systems. "These terminals provide critical reach-back capability for soldiers in the field who must access resources not available at their remote locations."
Under the MET program, managed by the Project Manager, Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (PM DCATS), Harris will replace 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. The terminals will interface with the new Wideband Global Satellite constellation, as well as with legacy satellite systems.
Harris also is supporting field activities such as site preparation, installation and testing.
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