Harris Corporation has been awarded an IDIQ contract with a ceiling value of $228 million to support the U.S. Navy's maritime mine countermeasures (MCM) efforts. The five-year contract includes a three-year base and two one-year options.
The Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific in San Diego, California, awarded Harris the contract to provide surface and subsurface unmanned maritime systems solutions. Harris will provide solutions to support current systems and future technologies in MCM; anti-submarine warfare; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; and force protection.
Harris will compete for task orders for specification and design, fabrication, installation, test and evaluation, fielding, maintenance, training, and configuration and program management of both hardware and software. Harris' deep MCM expertise stems from more than 30 years of experience supporting Navy explosive ordnance disposal programs.
"This contract continues Harris' legacy of service and support that has proven vital to our national interest in securing the seas for military vessels and merchant shipping," said Carl D'Alessandro, president, Harris Critical Networks. "It demands the type of sophisticated, integrated and ultra-reliable performance our customers count on from Harris."
SPAWAR is the Navy's information dominance systems command and technical lead for command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, providing the hardware and software to connect our warfighters at sea, on land and in the air. SPAWAR's products and services transform ships, aircraft and vehicles from individual platforms into integrated battle forces, delivering and maximizing information dominance and awareness among Navy, Marine, joint forces, federal agencies and international allies.
Harris Critical Networks delivers, operates and sustains essential networks and systems for government and commercial customers. It operates on a 24/7 basis worldwide, including in challenging environments, and supports air traffic management, energy and maritime communications, ground network operations, and high-value IT and engineering services.
Source: Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS)
Date: Aug 3, 2015