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L3Harris Secures $81M AFRL DEUCSI Satcom Tech Development Contract

The U.S. Air Force has awarded L3Harris Technologies (NYSE: LHX) a potential $80.8 million contract to build and conduct experiments to test satellite communications systems designed to operate with space-based internet constellations operating in geostationary, medium and low-Earth orbits.

Contract work will occur in Salt Lake City under the Defense Experimentation Using Commercial Space Internet contract, according to an award notice published Friday.

The contractor will also provide terminals and communications platforms for testing on multiple aircraft and mobile ground vehicles and in the Arctic environment.

The Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract through a competitive acquisition process.

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