Harris Corp. has delivered the first four satellite communications terminals for the U.S. Army’s Modernization of Enterprise Terminals program.
“The terminals will create the worldwide backbone for high-priority military communications and missile defense systems,” the company said in an announcement at the Association of the United States Army conference in Washington, D.C.
Harris delivered two large terminals, each capable of simultaneous X- and Ka-band traffic, as well as two transportable terminals. The terminals are ruggedized to withstand extremes such as vibration and electromagnetic pulse, and are certified to work with military satellite networks such as the Defense Satellite Communications System and the Wideband Global SATCOM system. Harris expects to deliver a terminal per month for the next four years.
“The MET terminals have been tested and certified to the highest military standards,” said Ed Zoiss, vice president of defense programs for Harris Government Communications Systems. “These terminals are state-of-the-art systems, proven to perform in extreme environments and fully certified to provide critical connectivity to the deployed war fighter.”