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Top 10 L3 Harris Government Contracts

Top 10 L3 Harris Government Contracts

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L3Harris Technologies Inc. is among the country’s largest defense contractors. The company offers system integration solutions in the defensive strategy, space, civil administration, and cybersecurity markets, and whose goal is to improve the nation’s security. Take a look at the top L3 Harris government contracts.

1. NAVWAR Purchases Portable Radios and Ancillary Parts, $3.69 Billion

NAVWAR Completes Contract for the Purchase of Portable Radios and Ancillary Parts

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  • Contracting activity: Naval Information Warfare Systems Command
  • Value: $3.69 Billion
  • Contract type: IDIQ, firm-fixed-price
  • Contract date: February 2022

The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command awards an IDIQ contract to L3Harris Technologies to procure and activate portable radios and ancillary parts. The scope of work includes acquiring handheld, manpack, vehicle-mounted, and base-mounted devices approved by the Chief of Naval Operations.

L3Harris Technologies will receive funding from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps during each delivery order. Work is being completed in the company’s business headquarters in Rochester, New York, with an estimated completion date of February 2027.

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

Third Low-Rate Initial Manufacturing Order of AN/PRC-158 Multichannel Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form-Fit (HMS) Radios

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  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army
  • Value: $12.7 Billion
  • Contract type: IDIQ
  • Contract date: April 2020

The U.S. Army’s HMS (Handheld, Manpack & Small Form-Fit) IDIQ contract awarded L3Harris Technologies a third $95 million LRIP order for AN/PRC-158 multi-channel radios. The software-defined design offers easy waveform porting and flexibility to meet new requirements. The radio handles classified and unclassified data.

An Operational Test will follow this LRIP to determine AN/PRC-158 and other HMS product Full Rate Production. IDIQ’s five-year base and five-year option have a $12.7 billion cap. The IDIQ will buy 65,000 HMS Manpack radios for the Army.

3. Contract to Replace Legacy SINCGARS Radios in the United States Army, $6 Billion

Legacy SINCGARS Radios in the United States Army

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  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army
  • Value: $6 Billion
  • Contract type: IDIQ

The US Army has awarded L3Harris Technologies a contract to produce a new Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) radio. The IDIQ contract is worth $6 billion with over five years base period and an additional five-year option. L3Harris already has received a $20 million delivery order. The company must fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • Providing NSA-approved advanced encryption
  • Replace old SINCGARS radios with new SINCGARS radios.
  • Giving the Integrated Tactical Network resilient waveform communications (ITN)

L3Harris has been supplying Single Channel Ground and SINCGARS since 1980. These products have aided 300,000 military personnel and Department of Defense personnel.

4. U.S Contract for Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Modernization, $947.3 Million

Electronic Warfare Countermeasures Modernization 

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  • Contracting activity: Air Force Life Cycle Management Center
  • Value: $947.3 Million
  • Contract type: IDIQ, sole-source
  • Contract date: August 2021

L3Harris has been awarded a $947.3 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the AN/ALQ-172 Countermeasures Program and modernization. This contract calls for engineering and construction for block cycle, non-block cycle, sustaining engineering, and enhancement modernizations for the Air Force Global Strike Command. This award is the outcome of a sole source acquisition, and $9.8 million in fiscal 2021 maintenance and operation funds are being contractually obliged at the time of the award. The work will be done in Clifton, New Jersey, and is expected to be finished by August 30, 2031.

5. MCSC Signs a Purchase Agreement for Multi-Channel Handheld Radios, Vehicle Installation Kits, and Accessories, $750 Million

AN PRC-163 Multi-Channel Handheld Radios, Vehicle Installation Kits, and Accessories

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  • Contracting activity: Marine Corps Systems Command
  • Value: $750 Million
  • Contract type: IDIQ, Firm-fixed-price
  • Contract date: January 2022

L3Harris procures multi-channel handheld (MCHH) radios, vehicle installation kits (VIK), and accessories for the Marine Corps Systems Command. The MCHH VIK can integrate amplifiers, antennae, and mounts into High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles and Joint Light Tactical Vehicles to deploy the MCHH. The award replaces the National Security Agency’s old handheld devices.

The 15-year deal has a five-year base period and two additional five-year options. Work locations will be at Rochester, New York, and the project will likely be finished by January 2032. Total funding of approximately $1.13 million from the Marine Corps’ fiscal 2022 procurement funds is committed at the time of the award.

6. USSOCOM Extends Contract to Acquire SOF’s Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack, $297.2 Million

SOF's Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack

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  • Contracting activity: U.S. Special Operations Command
  • Value: $297.2 Million
  • Contract type: Modification to an existing contract
  • Contract date: February 2022

The Special Operations Forces Tactical Communications Next Generation Manpack (STC NGMP) Radio System, radios, and auxiliary equipment are being purchased by the U.S. Special Operations Command through an IDIQ with L3Harris Technologies. Most of the work will be held at Rochester, New York. The maximum contract ceiling rises from $255 million to $552 million, with no additional financial commitments made at the time of the award.

The agreement calls for replacing USSOCOM’s outdated radio communication systems, including the AN/PRC-117F, PRC-117G, and AN/PRC-150, with the more sophisticated AN/PRC 167 radios and related hardware. USSOCOM’s commando squads may communicate across 30-2,600 MHz frequencies thanks to the new radio systems with incorporated communications security.

7. Shipboard Panoramic Electro-Optic/Infrared Program Hybrid Contract, $205.9 Million

Shipboard Panoramic Electro-Optic/Infrared Program Hybrid Contract 

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  • Contracting activity: U.S. Navy
  • Value: $205.9 Million
  • Contract type: Cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-reimbursement
  • Contract date: April 2022

A contract to supply engineering, production, and technology solutions for the Shipboard Panoramic Electro-Optic/Infrared (SPEIR) Program is signed by L3Harris Technologies Systems Company. The project, whose aim is to enhance the threat situational response of naval vessels, will be done in several cities across the United States and is expected to finish by March 2031. If all options are exercised, the total value can reach up to $593.05 million.

8. Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototyping Program of the Space Development Agency, $1.3 Billion

Tranche 1 Transport Layer Prototyping Program of the Space Development Agency

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  • Contracting activity: Space Development Agency
  • Value: $1.3 Billion
  • Contract type: IDIQ
  • Contract date: July 2022

The Space Development Agency awarded a $1.3 billion contract to L3Harris Technologies and Northrop Grumman in July 2022 for $700 million and $617 million, respectively. Both companies will identify, locate, and target threats from sophisticated missile systems and hypersonic weapons under the Tranche 1 Tracking Layer program by building 14 prototype monitoring satellites for 28 units across two orbital planes.

By 2025, these satellites will have been launched and can gather infrared data and offer network communications. The National Defense Space Architecture, which has hundreds of satellites in low-Earth orbit, includes them as important elements. With this program, the Defense Department is taking a step away from relying on big, expensive satellites in eccentric orbits and geosynchronous Earth Orbit.

9. Armed Overwatch Program of  U.S. Special Operations Command, $3 Billion

Armed Overwatch meProgram of  U.S. Special Operations Command

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  • Contracting activity: United States Special Operations Command
  • Value: $3 Billion
  • Contract type: IDIQ
  • Contract date: August 2022

L3Harris and its partner, Air Tractor Inc., were given a $170 million contract with a $3 billion maximum in August 2022.

The AT-802U Sky Warden system will create 75 adaptable, single-engine, crewed, fixed-wing aircraft equipped with close air support, precision strike, armed intelligence, ISR, strike coordination, and forward air control — requirements for the Armed Overwatch Program that makes these aircrafts deployable to hostile areas and battlefields. The contract is expected to finish by July 2029.

10. ACC Completed the Contract to Sustain the Common Data Link (CDL) Satellite Communications Program, $886.5 Million

Common Data Link Satellite Communications Program

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  • Contracting activity: U.S. Army
  • Value: $886.5 Million
  • Contract type: Cost-plus-fixed-fee
  • Contract date: September 2022

The US Army Contracting Command has awarded L3 Technologies Communication Systems a contract to maintain the Common Data Link (CDL) communications systems. Each order specifies work locations and funding, with a completion date of September 22, 2032.

The Department of Defense (DoD) established CDL in 1991 as a nonlinear elastic backbone guideline for SIGNT and imagery intelligence. It is intended to provide authentic downlink secure data transmission and access point control of sensor payloads to the United States armed forces and intelligence community.

About L3Harris Technologies

L3 Communications and Harris Corporation served as the forerunners of L3Harris Technologies.

L3Harris Technologies is now the sixth-largest government contractor in the United States. Christopher Kubasik, who holds the positions of chair and chief executive officer, leads over 47,000 global employees from over 100 offices. With almost $17 billion in annual revenue, L3Harris Technologies has ranked 206th among Fortune 500 businesses as of 2022.

L3Harris government contracts provide end-to-end mission-critical aerospace and defense solutions. The corporation offers superior air, land, sea, space, cyber defense, and commercial technology.

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