Major Warren County employer celebrates Space Force launch contract

L3Harris Technologies, which has 800 employees in Mason, has recently seen a key contract with a spacecraft launch services provider extended.

United Launch Alliance (ULA) has extended L3Harris Technologies’ contract to provide mission-critical avionics and services in support of the Vulcan Centaur rocket for U.S. Space Force launches, L3Harris said.

ULA selected L3Harris more than a year ago for work on ULA’s new Vulcan Centaur rocket.

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“For this contract extension, L3Harris will deliver avionics and support launches through 2027,” the Mason employer said in an announcement. “L3Harris’ history of failure-free launches, high-performance, low-cost technologies and custom solutions were key to the selection.”

ULA will launch 60% of National Security Space Launch missions under the U.S. Space Force, L3Harris said.

“L3Harris has provided highly reliable avionics and communications technology resulting in failure-free missions for more than 60 years,” Murali Krishnan, president of electro optical sector at L3Harris, said in a release. “Our partnership with ULA assures cost-effective launches for critical national security space missions now and in the future.”

L3Harris Technologies is a global aerospace and defense technology company, with about $18 billion in annual revenue and 48,000 employees nationwide.

Harris Corp. and L3 Technologies Inc. merged in 2019 to create what was then seen as the sixth-largest aerospace and defense contractor, L3Harris Technologies Inc.

The L3Harris predecessor company moved from Evendale to Mason in 1985.

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