SDA Approves Missile-Tracking Satellite Design

Following the successful completion of the final design review, L3Harris Technologies will continue with development and integration of four satellites for Tracking Layer Tranche 0 program By DA Reporter / 13 Dec 2021

L3Harris Technologies has successfully completed the final design review for the Space Development Agency (SDA)’s missile-tracking program and will continue with development and integration of four satellites for Tracking Layer Tranche 0 under a $193 million firm, fixed-price contract.

L3Harris completed Critical Design Review in November, and the company will proceed through build, integration, test, and acceptance on the way to the launch phase in early 2023.

“Rapid deployment programs, such as this one, demonstrate early missile warning and tracking missions can be efficient, affordable, and developed at a pace that keeps up with emerging threats,” said Ed Zoiss, President, L3Harris Space & Airborne Systems. 

“L3Harris purchased subsystems and other material and began building while completing the design to demonstrate speed to deployment.”

L3Harris first received the Tracking Layer Tranche 0 award in 2020 and the contract runs through 2025.

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