US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) a five-year with options, USD 100 million contract to upgrade and extend the service life of its existing fleet of approximately 550 L3Harris Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSAT), the company said.
The contract was received in December.
L3Harris will provide software, hardware and warranty upgrades that will extend the life of existing Hawkeye III Lite VSAT terminals and deliver significant cost savings. The VSATs originally were secured through the Satellite Deployable Node — Family of Terminals or Satellite Deployable Node — Medium contracts for the program.
The Hawkeye III Lite auto-acquire VSAT is a light-weight, tri-band flyaway system that can be deployed in a matter of minutes by Special Operations Forces. They provide vital communications reach back capability to SOCOM headquarters and other government entities.
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers´ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately USD 17 billion in annual revenue and 50,000 employees, with customers in 130 countries. L3Harris.com.