L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) has won a potential $121.6M other transaction award from the Missile Defense Agency to conduct an on-orbit demonstration of a space-based prototype sensor designed to track hypersonic and ballistic threats.
MDA received four proposals for the project through a competitive solicitation among industry participants in Phase IIa of the agency’s Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor program, the Department of Defense said Thursday.
The agency will obligate $25M at the time of award and expects the company to finish work on July 14, 2023.
The HBTSS system is intended to operate with the Space Development Agency’s tracking satellites as part of a planned sensor layer in low-Earth orbit.
The satellite for the program will be built with medium field of view sensors to process fire control data and support “birth to death” tracking of missiles threats.