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Harris Gets Additional Order for HYDRA Aircraft Carrier Comm System

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Can you hear me now?(click to view larger) Harris Corp. in Lynchburg, VA received a $9.2 million modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price contract (N65236-07-D-5115) for land mobile radio (LMR) systems and equipment for the Hierarchical Yet Dynamically Reprogrammable Architecture (HYDRA) wireless communications program. The cumulative value of this contract, including this modification, is $39.2 million. On April 27/10, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), which manages N65236-07-D-5115, published a pre-solicitation notice indicating that it plans to award a follow-on contract to Harris. Responses to this notice are due by May 4/10. The Harris HYDRA system provides wireless communication for crews on aircraft carrier flight decks… According to the SPAWAR pre-solicitation notice, the HYDRA system’s requirements include: “a) A guaranteed and proven NAVAIR certified system used to support flight deck operations; b) System latency between activation of the push-to-talk key and the receipt of audio at the receiver will be no greater than: 500 milliseconds (ms) unencrypted with a threshold, 800 ms encrypted; c) Multi-level prioritization and ruthless preemption required to support flight deck operations from Priority Fly Control (Air Boss and Mini-Air-Boss) and from Flight Deck Control (Aircraft Handler and Carrier Air Group). A guaranteed […]

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