Harris awards $80m antenna contract to GDST

General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies (GDST), a supplier of satellite and wireless communications products and services, has received an $80m (£53m) contract from communications equipment manufacturer Harris to design, manufacture and install six 16m antennas and to upgrade four 9m satellite communications antennas. 

Supporting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s new GOES-R programme, the antennas will enable critical command, control, telemetry and sensor data communications between satellites and ground stations.