Hypersonic-deterring satellite system in development with L3Harris TechnologiesNews
October 16, 2020
MELBOURNE, Fla. L3Harris Technologies will develop and integrate an end-to-end satellite system under a $193 million firm fixed-price contract for the Space Development Agency. L3Harris will support the agency with technology that will protect against advanced missiles, such as hypersonic.
According to the company, total period of performance runs through 2025 and covers delivery of four space vehicles for launch within 24 months.
L3Harris claims it will develop wide field-of-view mission payloads, various space communication and network solutions, and inter-satellite optical links on the vehicles.
Officials claims that L3Harris also supports the Missile Defense Agency’s Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor and the U.S. Space Force’s Overhead Persistent Infrared Satellite Program.