Harris Corp. Wins Contract for Navy Commercial Broadband Satellite Program
BackBy —<p><strong>Melbourne, Fla. — June 16 </strong><br />Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, has received a potential five-year, $77 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Navy for development and production of multiband satellite communications terminals. <br /><br />The terminals will provide high-speed communications for military personnel serving on-board cruisers and destroyers. Under the IDIQ contract, the company received an initial award valued at $17.5 million.<br /><br />Harris will supply up to 55 1.3-meter satellite communications terminals with X- and Ku-band capabilities for the Navy's Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP) Unit Level Variant. </p><p>The higher bandwidth capacity of these terminals will enable the Navy to enhance morale-related communications services, such as providing high-speed Internet access and video communications on-board destroyers and other unit-level ships that carry as many as 300 military personnel.<br /><br />"High-bandwidth satellite communications are a core competency of Harris. These SATCOM terminals will significantly enhance the Navy's ability to offer shipboard personnel access to Internet services, thereby play a key role in supporting programs that maintain high morale and wellbeing," said Wes Covell, president of Harris Defense Programs. </p><p>"We are very proud that the Navy has again selected Harris as its provider of shipboard communications systems."<br /><br />Harris announced May 28 that it was selected by the Navy to provide broadband SATCOM terminals for the CBSP Force Level Variant for aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. <br /></p>
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