Army Awards Year-End Communications Contracts Worth $4.7 Billion

Deals cover long-haul and battlefield systems.

The Army has awarded year-end communications contracts valued at $4.7 billion, including a $4.1 billion deal Thursday with 12 companies for long-haul communications and transmission systems.

These companies will compete for task orders on the five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract supporting the Defense Communications and Army Transmissions Systems program, which provides satellite and terrestrial communication systems to Army and Defense Department organizations, including the National Command Authority.

The Army awarded a $440 million contract Friday to GATR Technologies of Huntsville, Ala., to deliver inflatable satellite antennas for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), which provides voice and broadband networks for communications between infantry battalions and brigades.

Harris Corp. was awarded a $140.7 contract Wednesday for a vehicle radio designed to link infantry platoons and companies with headquarters units.