Harris to provide Seabees with satellite radios

Harris Corp. will supply satellite terminals to the Navy First Construction Division — the Seabees — under a two-year, $30 million contract.

The Rugged Deployable Satellite Communications Terminals, along with previously purchased terminals, will provide the Navy with multiband satellite reach-back capabilities from around the globe to command centers in the United States, company officials said today.

The Harris satellite communications terminals are capable of communicating with satellite equipment operating in commercial C- and Ku-bands as well as with military constellations operating in X-band. A standard upgrade is available to support Ka-band operations with the Wideband Global SATCOM system constellation.

The terminals have a 2.5 meter ring-focus antenna and pedestal. The components are integrated into weather-resistant, ruggedized transit cases.

Harris Corp, of Melbourne, Fla., ranks No. 13 on Washington Technology's 2008 Top 100 list of the largest federal government prime contractors.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Washington Technology.

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