Harris receives new order for Army satellite terminals

Harris has received a new $50.5 million order from the Army for next-generation satellite communications terminals under the service's Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program, company officials said October 30.

The Army intends to use the military satellite communications terminals as part of the backbone for its military communications and missile defense systems, the officials said. Under the order, Harris will furnish large, fixed X-/Ka-band terminals and transportable X-/Ka-band terminals. The company also will provide common electronics equipment, spares and operator training.
Harris is the prime contractor for the five-year, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity MET contract, which has a ceiling of $600 million. The IDIQ contract covers production, installation, depot and engineering services for the terminals.

The MET program is managed by the Army Project Manager for Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems. The purpose of the program is to replace aging satellite communications terminals with new X-band or simultaneous X-/Ka-band terminals. The terminals will work with the next-generation Wideband Global Satellite constellation, and also with legacy satellite systems.


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