MELBOURNE, Fla., April 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has contracted Harris Corp. to provide modernization services for military satellite-communications terminals.
U.S. company Harris was awarded the contract as part of the Army's Modernization of Enterprise Terminals program. Under the 10-year, $600 million deal, Harris will provide the MET program with satellite hardware along with testing and maintenance services, among other requirements.
The MET program is designed to support the Army with advanced satellite-communications capabilities. Officials said Harris will also replace up to 80 aging strategic satellite-communications terminals with new next-generation systems for interoperability with the new wideband global satellite constellation.
"MET leverages our long and successful track record of success on the ... terminal-modernization program to provide ... advanced, strategic terminal architecture that achieves a high level of equipment and integration commonality," Wes Covell, Harris Government Communications Systems defense-programs president, said in a statement.