FORT WAYNE - Fort Wayne-based Harris Corp. has been awarded a nearly $20 million contract from the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The agency wants the company to build a hypersonic and ballistic tracking space sensor program with prototype payload design.

The Department of Defense says it received 12 proposals, but the Indiana firm was awarded the contract. The work will be performed in Fort Wayne with an estimated completion date of October 2020.

Missile Defense Agency, Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, is the contracting activity.