Wideband satcom contract signed between U.S. Army, Harris Corp.

MELBOURNE, Fla. The U.S. Army has awarded Harris Corp. a nearly $218 million follow-on contract to support wideband satellite operations centers and management sites that handle critical communications for troops around the world.

Under the terms of the Wideband Satellite Communications Operations and Technical Support II (WSOTS-2) contract, Harris will support global networks and operations centers at 21 sites with operations and maintenance, life cycle engineering, on-site technical assistance, equipment installation, depot-level repair, logistics, cybersecurity, and training and sustainment.

Chris Forseth, vice president and general manager, Harris Space Superiority, said of the recent contract signing: “Harris assists the Army with all facets of wideband SATCOM support, helping to keep these global communications systems performing so that warfighters are protected and get the information they need to stay connected and ensure mission success.”