Harris Corp. has been awarded a contract from the Air Force Space Command’s space and missile systems center to provide technical engineering and support for the defense meteorological satellites program‘s ground system, which collects weather information for the U.S. military.
The $25 million contract includes one base year and four one-year options.
Harris, the system’s original developer, will maintain the DMSP’s hardware and software and support the system’s compliance with information assurance requirements.
“Harris’ deep knowledge of this program was gained through over 40 years of experience delivering engineering and support for the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program,” said John Heller, president of Harris’ IT services business. “Harris will continue to apply our unique expertise on this contract to ensure the program’s ground system remains fully operational and compliant with requirements for years to come.”
Harris lists Lockheed Martin as a team subcontractor in its release.