Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has received $41 million in orders for production, spare parts, depot, and installation of advanced satellite communications terminals under the U.S. Army's Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) program—the orders were received during the third quarter of Harris’ fiscal 2016.
Harris fixed-site terminals and hardened transportable terminals provide dual X- and Ka-band access to the new Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network, as well as legacy satellite constellations. The nexgen military satellite communications terminals will provide the worldwide backbone for high-priority military communications and missile defense systems in locations around the world.
Harris is the prime contractor for the MET IDIQ contract, which was awarded in 2009 and has a ceiling value of $800 million, including a five-year base period and a five-year option period. The latest orders bring the total MET orders Harris has been awarded to $516 million.
For US decision makers and military organizations across the globe, the MET multi-band terminals will provide critical comms and situational awareness capabilities that are crucial to mission success.