Navy Increases Harris’ SATCOM Terminal Contract Ceiling to $250M; Ed Zoiss Comments

Harris w-BorderHarris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) will deliver 120 shipboard satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Navy under an eight-year, $133 million contract.

This award increases the total potential value of the Commercial Broadband Satellite Program Unit Level Variant contract to more than $250 million through 2022, Harris said Monday.

Ed Zoiss, vice president and general manager of defense programs for Harris Corp.’s government communications systems business, said the Navy will use the terminals to access high-bandwidth services for communications.

The Navy uses the terminals for high-speed Internet access and video communications on small combatant and support ships, as well as amphibious assault ships.

The company has delivered 70 terminals to the Navy since 2008 for the branch’s worldwide, commercial, end-to-end telecommunications functions.

Harris builds the approximate 4-foot, X-band terminals to work with existing military satellites and future systems intended to operate on the Ka-band for military and commercial users.

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