Harris (NYSE: HRS) subsidiary Exelis has receivedÂ two contract modifications with a combined value of $73.5 million from the U.S. Air Force to provide system engineering and sustainment support for two radarÂ systems.
The Defense Department said Thursday the first modification requires mission assurance and otherÂ services forÂ theÂ Ballistic Missile Early Warning System Pave Phased Array Warning System under the Exelis-led System Engineering and Sustainment IntegratorÂ program.
ForÂ theÂ second deal, Exelis will provide support forÂ theÂ Perimeter Acquisition Radar Attack Characterization SystemÂ — including hardware repairs, spares, licenses and subscriptions — at the Cavalier Air Force Base under the SENSOR program, DoD added.
Work will occur throughÂ April 30, 2017, for the first contract modification while the second is scheduled to be completed byÂ April 30, 2018.
PAWS systems work to detectÂ ballistic missile attacks and conduct space surveillance for the U.S.Â Missile Warning and Space Control Centers, the U.S. National Military Command Center and U.S. Strategic Command.
The 125-feetÂ PARCS radar building is designed to provide missile warning and space surveillance for theÂ North American Aerospace Defense Command, USSTRATCOMÂ and regional combatant commanders.