Kratos Defense & Security Solutions Inc. said on Oct. 15 that it has licensed its Common Data Link radio technology to Harris Corp. for use in Harris’ handheld NanoSVDL radios.
The deal follows weekend news that Harris and L3 Technologies plan to merge in a deal expected to close in 2019.
Financial terms of the contract between Kratos (Nasdaq: KTOS) and Harris (NYSE: HRS) were not disclosed. Harris is providing handheld video data link radios to the U.S. Air Force under a five-year, indefinite quantity deal that could be worth as much as $130 million.
Kratos’ RT Logic subsidiary licensed the Common Data Link waveforms that it developed. A waveform is essentially underlying software for radios.