The contract was awarded on Thursday and the work will be carried out according to the Ministry of Defense. L3Harris was the only company to apply for the contract, which was awarded by the US Army Contracting Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. The army radio network is one of the most important means of communication in the field, with the service on a perennial basis Modernization initiative.
The company’s website lists a number of radios and related technology that it has to offer, although it is unclear what specific radio system the Army is purchasing under this contract. The army is pursuing Software defined radios and novel radio wave manipulating technology for communication.
“Coupled with proven legacy waveforms, Soldiers require newer, commercially available waveforms that provide multiple lines of communication and a backup plan in case their waveform is compromised,” said Lt. Col. Raymond, product manager for the Army Radio Department’s tactical department, said in a 2020 statement on radio tests.