Friday, June 24, 2022

U.S. Air Force to upgrade ground-based electronic warfare systems

Harris Corp. has been awarded a $72,2 million contract to upgrade ground-based electronic warfare systems, the US Department of Defense (DoD) announced on 24 January.

The contract, announced Thursday by the DoD, it will sustain the Space and Missile Systems Center portfolio of ground-based electronic warfare systems and develop the Counter Communications System Block 10.3 under the Combat Mission Systems Support (CMSS) program.

The Counter Communications System is a mobile, ground-based antenna that can jam the signals from a single satellite in geosynchronous orbit. 


The new system should be designed to easily accommodate new components that become available.

Also noted that work will be performed in Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Palm Bay, Florida, and is expected to be completed by Feb. 29, 2024.

This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2019 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of $11,733,417; and fiscal 2018 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $8,190,818 are being obligated at the time of award. 

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