Harris awarded $9.7 million addition to MCOM contract

Harris Corporation announced today that the US Air Force has awarded a $9.7 million addition to the Mission Communications Operations and Maintenance program for two new databases.

Harris Corporation today announced that the US Air Force has awarded a $9.7 million addition to the Mission Communications Operations and Maintenance (MCOM) program for two new databases.

The databases – Secure Telephone Unit (STU) III and COMSEC – will bring MCOM’s total potential value for Harris to $365 million by 2009.

The MCOM program, awarded to Harris in July 2002 under a one-year contract with six, one-year options, provides operations and maintenance services for the US Air Force Satellite Control Network’s (AFSCN’s) communications functions at Schriever, Colorado and Onizuka, California.

Under the original $43 million MCOM contract, Harris is providing diverse communications support services to include site integration, scheduling, maintenance of technical drawings, database applications programming, local area network/wide area network (LAN/WAN) operations, help desk functions, and military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) terminal operations.

The $9.7 million contract add-on specifically addresses database support work required at Schriever and STU III and COMSEC support at Onizuka.

‘This contract addition is the first of many expected add-ons to the recently won MCOM contract,’ said Phil Heacock, vice president, Space and Mission Support, Harris Technical Services Corporation (HTSC).

Harris already provides operations and maintenance support for the AFSCN’s worldwide locations under the Operational Space Services and Support (OSSS) program. HTSC is executing both contracts out of its Colorado Springs Operation on behalf of Harris Corporation’s Government Communications Systems Division (GCSD) headquartered in Melbourne, Florida.