The company announced the potential $63 million award, given through the agency’s Telecommunications Infrastructure contract, at the Air Traffic Control Association Conference and Exposition taking place in Washington this week.
The FAA will use this project as an infrastructure-as-a-service platform, acquiring only the services it needs, said John O’Sullivan, vice president of mission critical networks for the government communications systems group.
This award comes nearly two weeks after the company announced a $331 million win to build a data communications network with a team of contractors, and a month after announcing a $291 million contract to build a voice system for the agency’s NextGen initiative.
According to the company, the FTI indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract has nearly five years left to run.
Through the National Air Space Enterprise Messaging System, the FAA will transmit data on traffic flow, flight planning, radar usage and weather.
Nearly 50,000 FAA employees at 4,300 sites use a Harris-built infrastructure and data exchange platform to exchange voice, data and video communications.