Harris wins $403m US Army communications support contract
Harris has received a $403m single-award contract to continue providing communications support to the US Army.
Awarded by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), the contract requires the company to supply tactical radio spares and components for DLA Land and Maritime and the US Army Communications-Electronics Command.
The latest five-year contract is said to be a continuation and expansion of previous contracts with the DLA.
Harris Communication Systems tactical communications president Brendan O'Connell said: “This continuation contract allows the US Army to sustain superior tactical communications technology and extends Harris’ legacy of providing the most advanced solutions to meet our customers’ mission critical communications needs.”
In addition to providing support to additional Harris radio families, the contract allows the army to secure spare and replacement parts necessary to support Harris’ Falcon II and III tactical radios, including AN/PRC-117G, AN/PRC-150C, AN/VRC-104, AN/PRC-152 and AN/VRC-114.
The DLA is a combat logistics support agency that provides the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, other federal agencies and partner nation armed forces with a complete range of logistics, acquisition and technical services.
The agency currently supports 112 nations, with $2.1bn of support items supplied annually through the foreign military sales programme.
Earlier in January, Harris' Communication Systems business was selected by the National Spectrum Consortium to develop a new narrowband mode of the soldier radio waveform (SRW) for the US Department of Defense.
The new narrowband mode is expected to extend the warfighter’s point-to-point communications range, by enabling reliable voice and data communications transmission over varying terrain.