What Are the Top L3 Harris Government Contracts? L3Harris Technologies Inc. government contracts from federal agencies

What Are the Top L3Harris Government Contracts?

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L3Harris is one of the top U.S. government contractors in the aerospace and defense industry. The industry giant has an annual revenue of $17 billion, securing its place as one of the top largest defense firms worldwide. Its cost-effective, agile, and responsive end-to-end missile tracking and detection solutions continue to advance the nation’s security. Know the top L3Harris government contracts here!

1. U.S. Army’s Third Low-Rate Initial Production Order of Handheld, Manpack & Small Form-Fit (HMS) Manpack AN/PRC-158 Multichannel Radios, $12.7 Billion

U.S. Army Awards Third Low-Rate Initial Production Order of AN/PRC-158 Multichannel Radios, $12.7 Billion

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  • Year: 2020
  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army
  • Contract type: Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
  • Contract duration: 5-year base and an additional five-year option

In April 2020, L3Harris Technologies secured a third low-rate initial production (LRIP) order worth $95 million from the U.S. Army to continue the delivery of 65,000 units of Handheld, Manpack & Small Form-Fit (HMS) Manpack AN/PRC-158 multi-channel radios to the military branch. If all options are exercised, the maximum value could reach up to $12.7 billion.

Through this project, the Army can advance its capabilities and maintain its backward interoperability with legacy systems through Demand Assigned Multiple Access/Integrated Waveform (DAMA/IW), Warrior Robust Enhanced Network (WREN) Waveform,  Mobile User Objective System (MUOS), and Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS).

The radio’s multi-channel feature and software-defined architecture are flexible to meet new and emerging requirements and can easily port new waveforms. The radio can also simultaneously handle classified and unclassified data.

2. U.S. Army’s Legacy SINCGARS Radios Replacement Contract, $6 Billion

L3Harris acquisition of Legacy SINCGARS Radios Replacement Contract, $6 Billion

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  • Year: 2022
  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army Contracting Command
  • Contract type: Cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price
  • Contract duration: 10 years (Five-year base period with an additional five-year option, expected end date in March 2032)

In April 2022, L3Harris Technologies was one of the two vendors that won the U.S. Army’s Combat Net Radio (CNR) modernization program worth $6 billion, L3Harris received initial funding of $20 million from the US. Army to supply modern tactical radios known as Combat Net Radios. These will replace Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) radios and modernize the military’s core communications.

The radios can deliver advanced NSA-approved encryption and support resilient waveform communications currently used by the U.S. and its allied forces. L3Harris has been the leading supplier of the radio system, having delivered over 300,000 units to the Defense Department since the 1980s.

3. U.S. Special Operations Command’s Armed Overwatch Program, $3 Billion

U.S. Special Operations Command awards Armed Overwatch Program to L3Harris Technologies, $3 Billion

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  • Year: 2022
  • Contracting activity: U.S. Air Force
  • Contract type: IDIQ
  • Contract duration: 7 years

In August 2022, L3Harris and its partner, Air Tractor Inc., were initially awarded a $170 million contract with a ceiling of $3 billion. The team’s AT-802U Sky Warden system secured the contract over other bidders because they could meet the requirement of producing 75 aircraft units.

Under the Armed Overwatch Program, the contractors will develop flexible, single-engine, crewed, and fixed-wing aircraft compatible with deployment to harsh environments and warfare locations. It has a small logistical tail to keep operating, close air support, airborne forward air control, and armed reconnaissance. The performance period ends in July 2029.

4. Space Development Agency’s Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototype Program, $1.3 Billion

Space Development Agency's Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototype Program, $1.3 Billion

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  • Year: 2022
  • Contracting activity: The Space Development Agency
  • Contract duration: 3 years

In July 2022, L3Harris Technologies and Northrop Grumman won a contract award from the Space Development Agency worth $700 million and $617 million, respectively, totaling $1.3 billion. Under the Tranche 1 Tracking Layer program, both will identify, locate, and target advanced missile threats and hypersonic weapons by producing 14 prototype tracking satellites for 28 units in two orbital planes.

These satellites, set to launch by 2025, collect infrared data and provide network communications. Also, these are significant components of the National Defense Space Architecture, with hundreds of satellites in low-Earth orbit. The program is a step for the Defense Department to move away from its reliance on large and expensive satellites in elliptical orbits and  Geosynchronous Earth Orbit.

5. U.S. Air Force’s Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Modernization Contract, $947 Million

U.S. Air Force's integration of combat-proven integrated radio frequency system to the B-52 aircraft; L3Harris provides state-of-the-art system integration

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  • Year: 2021
  • Contracting activity: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • Contract type: IDIQ, sole-source
  • Contract duration: 10 years

In August 2021, the U.S. Air Force awarded a $947 million contract to L3Harris Technologies to support and provide engineering, block, and non-block cycle services for the B-52 aircraft’s electronic warfare system initiative.

The Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Modernization program includes enhancing and upgrading the aircraft’s AN/ALQ-172 electronic warfare self-protection system by installing a combat-proven integrated radio frequency system capable of countering electronic spectrum threats that may affect the aircraft’s operations. The work is expected to end by August 2031.

6. U.S. Army’s Enhanced Battlespace Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Support Contract, $886 Million

L3 Harris government contracts; U.S. Army's Enhanced Battlespace Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Support Contract, $886 Million

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Jonathon Alderman from U.S. Air Force

  • Year: 2022
  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command
  • Contract type: IDIQ
  • Contract duration: Five-year base period with five one-year follow-on options

In December 2022, L3Harris Technologies won an $886-million contract award from the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command. This award is one of the Army’s largest investments in improving its ISR capabilities. It will support the Defense Department, intelligence communities, and Army’s capabilities in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance. The modernization efforts will enable smart network design enhancements for ground and aerial-based communications, lifecycle management support, and military datalink security.

L3Harris has been a provider of ISR and satellite solutions for several decades and will continue its legacy of delivering reliable and timely solutions for its customers’ ever-changing needs.

7. U.S. Air Force’s C-130 Aircraft Maintenance Contract, $688 Million

U.S. Air Force C-130 Aircraft Maintenance Contract, $688 million; L3 Harris government contracts

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  • Year: 2020
  • Contracting activity: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • Contract type: Firm-fixed-price, time-and-materials, IDIQ, cost-reimbursement, and no-fee
  • Contract duration: 5 years (ends on November 29, 2025)

In November 2020, the U.S. Air Force awarded a potential $668 million contract to L3 Communications Integrated Systems The five-year contract requires L3Harris to maintain the C-130 fleet of aircraft, including C-130 variants and C-130J mid-cycle paint services.

C-130 has a four-engine turboprop that can use rough dirt strips for landings and takeoffs. It has been in service to the Air Force for over 60 years (e.g., transporting cargo and troops and airlifting military forces).

This project will be performed at L3 Harris’ 1.1 million-square-foot aircraft modification center near the Texas State Technical College campus. The center supports the Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard 176 C-130H fleet of aircraft. It features hangars to fully support aircraft services, such as performing parallel avionics modernization and programmed depot-level maintenance efforts to increase the aircraft’s sustainability, availability, and reliability while reducing downtime.

8. U.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center’s Contract for the Air Force and Army Antijam Modem (A3M), $500 Million

u.S. Space Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center's Contract for the Air Force and Army Antijam Modem (A3M), $500 Million; L3 Harris government contracts

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  • Year: 2020
  • Contracting activity: U.S. Space Force
  • Contract type: IDIQ
  • Contract duration: 5 years

In April 2020, the U.S. Space Force and Missile Systems Center awarded a $500 million-ceiling contract to L3Harris to deliver the next-generation Air Force and Army Anti-jam Modem (A3M).

The work includes developing modems that detect disruptions and jamming attempts and prevent them in response to international terrorism (Russian and Chinese attacks). The A3M device features wideband, secure, and anti-satellite communications ideal for tactical satellite communication operations that the Department of the Air Force and Army currently use. This technology solution will improve warfighters’ ability to communicate critical data through resilient and secure satellite communications in environments prone to signal disruption.

L3Harris will collaborate with SMC for the Block 1 modems’ development, integration, design, certification, and testing for the Air Force Ground Multiband Terminal and the Army Satellite Transportable Terminal. The work will be at L3Harris’ facility in Utah near the Salt Lake City International Airport.

About L3Harris

L3Harris has been one of the leading companies in aerospace and defense government contracts since the merger in 2019. It provides electronic warfare, weaponry, and surveillance solutions, to various federal agencies and customers in over 100 countries. L3Harris Corporation leaders and executives are dedicated to supporting the nation’s warfighters and clients with innovative technologies and mission-critical systems.


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