An L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) subsidiary will modernize the forward-looking infrared systems on military rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Special Operations Command under a potential $96.4 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
L3Wescam received the noncompetitive award to support SOCOM’s Improved Rotary-wing Electro-optical/Infra-red Sensor program, also known as Next Generation FLIR, the Department of Defense said Friday.
The command’s fiscal 2021 budget justification documents say IRES is a lightweight turreted device that will add multispectrum infrared and laser spot tracker, rangefinder and illuminator features to the FLIR technology installed on MH-47, MH-60 and A/MH-6 helicopters.
SOCOM is obligating $7.6 million in initial defense-wide funds for the procurement of sensors and program management services.
Contract work will take place in Santa Rosa, California.