Harris has been awarded the Canadian short term satellite communications upgrade (STSCU) contract for shipboard satellite communications terminals.

Under the contract, the company will deliver terminals that offer X and Ku-band capabilities and increased bandwidth onboard Canadian Navy ships.

The increased bandwidth will provide enhanced connectivity to the internet, video and other high-speed, broadband services while also supporting strategic military communications.

The terminals will reduce expensive dial-up lease costs while equipping the Canadian Navy with affordable, global access to a variety of military and commercial satellite networks.

The contract represents the company’s first international sale of maritime wideband terminals.