Harris gets $65million network maintenance contract
Harris Corporation (HRS), an international communications and information technology company, has been awarded a $65-million contract modification to provide worldwide satellite data and communications support to the US 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 US 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 defence 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 Defence 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 defence 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 US taxpayers.”