L3Harris Technologies has been awarded a contract by the US Navy to manufacture the cooperative engagement capability (CEC) system.

The contract has a potential value of up to $380m, and the company has been awarded an initial amount of approximately $15m.

The company is also responsible for repairing and sustaining the system.

L3Harris’ CEC system provides high-quality situational awareness and integrated fire control capability to the battle force.

Once developed, the system will improve anti-air warfare (AAW) capabilities of the US Navy’s vessels and aircraft.

Besides, the system will enhance the US Marine Corps’ (USMC) composite tracking network (CTN) and allied nations units.

Additionally, this system is a critical component of the US Navy’s integrated sensors and networked communications solution set.

L3Harris Broadband Communication Systems president Brendan O’Connell said: “The CEC enables the navy, Marine Corps and Coalition forces to sense, defend, and strike earlier than the threat, increasing the survivability of the battle force and the overall speed of communication as they manoeuvre in a complex, multi-domain battlespace.”

As part of this contract, L3Harris has created a team to bring together communications and waveforms technology and other engineering services to deliver the capability.

Work done by the team will also support the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2) efforts.

O’Connell added: “L3Harris is fulfilling our commitment as a ‘trusted disruptor’ and prime systems integrator, and we are ready to support Naval Sea Systems Command and PEO Integrated Warfare Systems to develop, deliver, and sustain the CEC as an operationally dominant combat system for sailors, marines, and the joint force.”