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Collins Aerospace Gets $177M Air Force Comms System Support Contract

Raytheon Technologies’ (NYSE: RTX) Collins Aerospace subsidiary has received a potential six-year, $176.9 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to provide support for a ground radio network infrastructure and related antenna subsystems used for military command-and-control communications.

The firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract covers support for the High Frequency Global Communications System – Scope Command Next Generation, the Department of Defense said Monday.

HFGCS supports the operational requirements of several Air Force commands, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the White House Communications Agency. An HFGCS station consists of a transmitter, receiver and control including intersite communications and station infrastructure of antennas and feedlines.

Scope Command is a program of the HFGCS program office that seeks to modernize 14 high frequency ground stations across the world to support four missions, including the USAF Global and the Mystic Star, which provides HF communications to senior government and military officials while aboard special air mission aircraft.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma is the contracting activity and expects work on the sole-source IDIQ contract to be carried out in Maryland, Alaska, Hawaii, Nebraska, Guam, Puerto Rico, England, British Indian Ocean Territory, Portugal, Italy and Japan through Aug. 30, 2028.

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