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ATA Awarded Contract in Support of the Space Hub Integrated End Cryptographic Unit Leading Edge Development Program


Applied Technology Associates (ATA) has been awarded a contract from L3Harris Technologies to support the U.S. Air Force for the secure transfer of Protected Tactical Satellite Communications (PTS) payload mission data under the Space Hub Integrated End Cryptographic Unit (ECU) Leading Edge Development (SHIELD) Program.

The objective of the program is to design, develop, and integrate an ECU into the PTS payload that will demonstrate on-orbit capabilities in an operational setting.

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center made the award to L3Harris through the Space Enterprise Consortium, managed by Advanced Technology International.

“We look forward to supporting L3Harris and the U.S. Air Force on the SHIELD
Program,” said Dan Gillings, President, ATA.

ATA is an award-winning, small business providing high performance, state-of-the-art solutions, technical services, and assembly, integration, and test capabilities for ground, air, and space applications. The company specializes in line of sight stabilization, inertial sensing, and real-time processing systems for government and commercial customers.


Applied Technology Associates
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(505) 767-1200

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