Harris to provide SATCOM aboard Navy surface warships

Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego, are asking Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Fla., to provide Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP) Force Level Variant (FLV) SATCOM equipment to the U.S. Navy under a $10.3 million contract.

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Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego, are asking Harris Corp. in Melbourne, Fla., to provide Commercial Broadband Satellite Program (CBSP) Force Level Variant (FLV) SATCOM equipment to the U.S. Navy under a $10.3 million contract.

The order includes two CBSP FLV dynamic shipboard systems, three CBSP FLV dual-antenna and dual-channel systems, and one CBSP FLV dynamic shipboard system with radar cross section reduction for aircraft carriers, amphibious assault ships, and other large-deck Navy surface ships. The CBSP FLV provides the Navy with terminal-to-shore, space, and terrestrial connectivity to increase data throughput, improve reliability, and provide redundancy. The Harris equipment involves 8.9-foot terminals with C- and Ku-band capabilities. The equipment's relatively high bandwidth capacity enables Navy communications experts to provide high-speed Internet access for as many as 5,000 military personnel onboard each surface warship.

On this contract modification, Harris Corp. will do the work in Melbourne, Fla., and should be finished by January 2017.

FOR MORE INFORMATION visit Harris Corp. online at www.harris.com.

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