L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) and Thales‘ defense and security business have secured positions on a 10-year, $6.11 billion contract from the U.S. Army to modernize a family of single-channel radios that soldiers use to exchange voice and digital data communications.
The two companies will compete for task orders to align the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System with cryptographic modernization requirements set forth by the National Security Agency, the Department of Defense said Friday.
L3Harris and Thales were the only bidders on the cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract.
Army Contracting Command will determine the funds and work locations upon the award of each order.
SINCGARS functions as the primary communications system between soldiers and employs technology built to prevent jamming via electronic counter-countermeasures, according to the Army.