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L3Harris emerges at head of pack for HBTSS Phase IIa

18th January 2021 - 17:45 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Contract for L3Harris includes launch and early orbit testing of a prototype satellite payload to detect and track hypersonic missiles.

The US Missile Defense Agency (MDA) has picked L3Harris Technologies to develop a prototype system under Phase IIa of the Hypersonic and Ballistic Tracking Space Sensor (HBTSS) programme.

Work on the $121.63 million contract is scheduled for completion by 14 July 2023.

A total of four proposals were received ...

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