Air Force Turns to Raytheon and L3 for Tactical Waveform Modem R&D
Raytheon Co., Marlborough, Massachusetts (FA8808-20-D-0001); and L3-Harris, Camden, New Jersey (FA8808-20-D-0002), have each been awarded a $500,000,000 ceiling, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with corresponding delivery orders valued at $37,639,960 for Raytheon Co., and $30,604,891 for L3-Harris, to develop protected tactical waveform capable modems. This contract provides for research, development and production of protected tactical waveform capable modems for tactical satellite communication operations. Work will be performed in Marlborough, Massachusetts; Camden, New Jersey; and Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed April 1, 2025. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition which included one solicitation and two offers received. Fiscal year 2020 research and development funds in the amount of $5,200,000 are being obligated to each at the time of award. Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California, is the contracting activity.