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L3Harris to Advance Department of Defense’s Space Domain Awareness Mission

Space & Airborne Systems
Oct 19, 2023 | 1 MINUTE Read

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 19, 2023 — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) received two contracts worth up to $134 million to update portions of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) space domain awareness mission.

The Ground Based Optical Sensor System (GBOSS) and Space Fence Sustainment (Option Year 4) contracts support the U.S. Space Force’s Maintenance of Space Situational Awareness Integrated Capabilities (MOSSAIC) program. 

“Advancing the MOSSAIC program will continue to modernize space domain awareness, which provides critical data to multi-domain warfighting operations,” said Ed Zoiss, President, Space and Airborne Systems, L3Harris. “For National Security Space leadership to respond to threats, they must begin with a clear understanding of the space environment. L3Harris is a key partner through the entire chain of detection, tracking, targeting and engagement options.”

Under the GBOSS contract, L3Harris will design and develop technology to upgrade the existing Ground-Based Electro-Optical Deep Space Surveillance telescopes at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, and Maui, Hawaii, sites. The upgrade will increase GBOSS resiliency and facilitate more persistent coverage supporting space domain awareness across the DoD.

Space Fence is a vital component of the space domain awareness architecture. The Space Fence sustainment program will enable tracking of the objects orbiting Earth, monitoring space weather and assessing foreign launches. L3Harris provides advanced space domain awareness capabilities to help the warfighter detect and attribute potential threatening behavior. 

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