Harris to support US Navy’s maritime mine countermeasures efforts

4 August 2015 (Last Updated August 4th, 2015 18:30)

Harris Corporation has secured an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract worth $228m to support the US Navy's maritime mine countermeasures (MCM) efforts.

Harris Corporation has secured an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract worth $228m to support the US Navy's maritime mine countermeasures (MCM) efforts.

Awarded by the Space and Naval Warfare (SPAWAR) Systems Center Pacific, the new five-year contract will see the delivery of surface and subsurface unmanned maritime systems solutions.

Under this contract, Harris will be responsible for supplying solutions to support current systems and future technologies in MCM anti-submarine warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and force protection.

Harris critical networks president Carl D'Alessandro said: "This contract continues Harris' legacy of service and support that has proven vital to our national interest in securing the seas for military vessels and merchant shipping.

"This contract continues Harris' legacy of service and support that has proven vital to our national interest in securing the seas."

"It demands the type of sophisticated, integrated, and ultra-reliable performance our customers count on from Harris."

As part of this development, the company will compete for task orders for specification, design, fabrication, installation, test and evaluation, as well as fielding, maintenance, training, configuration, and program management of both hardware and software.

In addition, Harris recently received a two-year full-rate production contract from the US Navy to deliver key avionics components.

The components to be delivered under this $29m contract will improve flight crews' targeting capabilities on the US Navy's and Australia's F / A-18 E / F Super Hornet fighter aircraft and EA-18G Growler electronic attack platform.

The company also received a follow-on contract worth $15m last month to build, test, and deliver acoustic sensors for lightweight wide aperture array (LWWAA) systems aboard the US Navy's newest Virginia-class submarines.