based in Rochester L3Harris Technologies Inc. has contracted with USSOCOM to continue to procure tactical communications radios and related support services.
The single indefinite delivery contract covers seven one-year periods with a potential maximum value of $479 million.
The contract focuses on the continued supply of next-generation tactical radio communications, emphasizing the role of these technologies in modern military operations. Along with the acquisition of the radios, the agreement includes related support and support services.
This approach ensures that USSOCOM not only acquires equipment but also benefits from ongoing maintenance and support, maximizing operational effectiveness.
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GlobalData’s “The Global Tactical Communications Market 2021-2031The exhibit highlights L3Harris’ historic relationship with the US military. In January 2017, the US government awarded L3Harris Corporation a $403 million contract to provide parts to support various tactical radio systems for the US Defense Logistics Agency.
Fiscal 2024 procurement funds totaling $2,515,260 were obligated, underscoring the immediate financial commitment to advance military communications capabilities. The funding structure for the contract includes various sources, including procurement, operations and maintenance funding, as well as research, development, test and evaluation funding where appropriate.
This contract was awarded under the Contract Competition Act, other than full and open competition, pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. The decision highlights the specialized nature of the equipment and the unique capabilities that L3Harris Technologies brings to the table.
On October 4, 2023, L3Harris Technologies was awarded full production performance orders for Manpack and Leader radios by the US Army under the Handheld, Manpack & Small Form Fit (HMS) program, totaling more than $247 million.
L3Harris Technologies also secured a role in the US Army’s Combat Net Radio modernization program, winning a $6 billion indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract to deliver advanced tactical radios.
USSOCOM, based at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, is the contracting activity responsible for overseeing the execution of this defense contract. The award further solidifies L3Harris’ position as a partner in providing solutions to support the mission-critical needs of the US Special Operations Command.
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