L-3 Technologies has been tasked by the United States Navy with manufacturing and supporting the Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 secure communications system.
The company will be expected to manufacture, test, deliver, manage and support the common data link, which allows the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter to communicate with Arleigh Burke-class destroyers, Ticonderoga-class cruisers and Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates, UPI reported Tuesday.
Work on the $12.5 million contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, will mostly be completed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Atlanta, Ga., with the rest spread between several locations across the United States and Canada.
The system was specifically designed for operations of the MH-60R, and includes support for sending and receiving video and is compatible with all Naval systems aboard the appropriate vessels.
The value of the contract was obligated to L-3 upon contract award from fiscal 2019 Navy other procurement funds, none of which expire at the end of the current fiscal year.
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