Army selects Harris for communications support

Oct. 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Harris Corp. has been tapped for the U.S. Army's Communications and Transmission Systems contract for support of terrestrial network infrastructure.

As one of 12 companies to receive the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, Harris will compete for individual task orders for satellite communications systems and components, multimedia/multifrequency solutions, and corresponding management and administrative responsibilities to support the Army's worldwide networks of satellite communications terminals and terrestrial transmission systems.

Harris said services could include systems integration, engineering and analysis, installation, operation, maintenance, program management and logistics, and other activities.

The IDIQ award is for five years and carries a potential value of $4 billion.

"This contract win reflects the broad expertise of Harris and its team members in satellite communications systems, networks, information technology and services supporting critical defense missions," said Ed Zoiss, vice president and general manager, Defense Programs, Harris Government Communications Systems. "The CTS work will support the Army's strategic communications networks worldwide."

Harris said its team for the work under the award is composed of more than 100 companies.

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