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L3Harris Wins $886M Army Contract for ISR Support; Brendan O’Connell Quoted

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L3Harris Technologies has received a potential 10-year, $886 million contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support for the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense and the intelligence community.

The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity award requires L3Harris to deliver datalink architecture, network design enhancements for both aerial and ground-based communications and lifecycle management services, the Melbourne, Florida-based company announced on Tuesday.

“These links will deliver resilient, fast and discreet multi-domain communications across the globe,” stated Brendan O’Connell, president of broadband communications systems at L3Harris.

Work performed under the contract is expected to increase critical data sharing speed and dissemination across multiple domains for warfighters and analysts and provide datalink architecture and network design improvements. It will also allow resilient, discreet global communications capabilities for aerial and ground-based units.

The award has a five-year base period with five one-year follow-on options.

In conducting these duties, L3Harris aims to utilize its disruptor approach in continuing to modify its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and communications offerings to better inform clients’ planning and timely decision making.

Targeted areas for these transformations include multi-beam, active electronically scanned array techniques and multi-constellation orbit data transports for aerial and ground systems as well as protected datalink and smart network exploitation capabilities.

“As a provider of Army aerial ISR, ground line-of-sight and satellite communications terminal solutions for over 40 years, we look forward to continuing to build on this legacy of providing timely, relevant solutions that meet the expanding needs of our customers,” O’Connell added.

L3Harris has supported numerous Army initiatives within the past year. Most recently, the company delivered nearly 600 Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binocular units to the branch, which brought the total number of units supplied to 10,000.

Earlier this year, L3Harris partnered with MAG Aerospace to develop a commercial aircraft holding intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities as part of the Army’s Theater Level High-Altitude Expeditionary Next Airborne ISR radar program.

The organization also won a contract in June for image intensification technology used with AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Devices.

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