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L3Harris Subsidiary Secures $96M IDIQ Award to Update SOCOM Aircraft Sensor Tech

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.

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