Harris supplies satellite terminals for MET scheme

Harris, a communications and information-technology company, has received a $55m (£38m) delivery order for advanced satellite terminals under the US Army’s Modernization of Enterprise Terminals (MET) programme. 

Harris is the prime contractor for the Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity MET contract with a five-year base period, plus a five-year option period. 

Under the MET programme, run by project manager Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems in New Jersey, Harris will replace up to 80 AN/GSC-52, AN/GSC-39, AN/FSC-78 and other ageing strategic satellite-communications terminals with new X-band or simultaneous X- and Ka-band terminals. 

The company also will support field activities such as site preparation, installation, test, operations and maintenance.