Harris Corp. Wins $65 Million USAF Contract

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  • 02:06 PM, October 10, 2013
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Harris Corporation (HRS) has won a $65 million contract modification for satellite data and communications support to the U.S. Air Force’s Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) and Global Positioning System antenna sites. 

Harris received the modification to its current Network and Space Operations and Maintenance contract, which supports the U.S. Air Force Space Command's 50th Space Wing. 

Under the contract, a team led by Harris will continue to support both inbound and outbound data and communications for more than 150 Department of Defense satellites, operating and maintaining the AFSCN’s antenna and ground system infrastructure at ten locations worldwide. 

Located at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, the 50th Space Wing is responsible for the operation and support of Department of Defense satellites, as well as the worldwide AFSCN. The AFSCN provides readiness, launch, early orbit/on-orbit support, and anomaly resolution for a variety of satellite constellations. 

“The 50th Space Wing plays a vital role in our nation’s defense by managing a complex system of satellites. This requires extraordinary technological knowledge and management skill,” said Wayne Lucernoni, president, Harris IT Services. “Harris helps ensure that communications and critical data are properly managed. This contract modification expands our support at a reduced cost to the Air Force and U.S. taxpayers.” 

In IT Services, Harris designs, deploys, operates and maintains secure communications systems and information networks for some of the most complex, essential applications in the world for high-profile customers in government and commercial markets. Well-credentialed professionals deliver expertise worldwide in Systems and Network Integration, Managed Services, Cyber Security/Information Assurance, Mobility, and Cloud Services — on time, on budget, with solutions that are ready for today and built for tomorrow. 

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