Tag Archives: L-3 Communications

Sierra Nevada-Turkish Aerospace Industries Team to Offer Trainer Aircraft for Air Force T-X Program

Sierra Nevada Corp. and Turkish Aerospace Industries have developed a trainer aircraft in order to compete for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X program that seeks to replace the T-38 jet, Quwa reported Monday. Bilal Khan writes SNC and TAI established a Colorado-based subsidiary, Freedom Aircraft Ventures, to offer the Freedom Trainer aircraft. The Freedom Trainer …

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PAE CEO John Heller Joins Kogod Advisory Council

PAE CEO John Heller has been appointed to the Kogod Advisory Council, which offers mentorship and professional advice to American University’s Kogod School of Business. Heller told KSB in an interview that he plans to prepare new graduates for employment by providing advice to the university on how it can …

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Devra Kelly Joins GTS as Public Safety, Govt Markets Director

Devra Kelly, former manager of business development for Harris‘ SwitchPlusIP product line, has joined Global Technology Systems as director of public safety and government markets at the Framingham, Massachusetts-based power management technology manufacturer. GTS Chairman Larry Murray said in a statement released Friday that Kelly will work with first responder clients to …

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Research and Markets Sets Global Airborne ISR Market CAGR at 3.88% in 2017-2020

A new Research and Markets report predicts the global airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance market will hit a compound annual growth rate of 3.88 percent from 2017 through 2021. Research and Markets reported that many countries have started to augment their maritime security systems amid escalating possibilities of terrorist attacks through …

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TSA Orders L-3 Airport Security Scanners; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications has received a $21 million order from the Transportation Security Administration to supply security scanners for TSA’s passenger screening efforts. The company said Tuesday the order will increase the number of ProVision systems installed at U.S. aviation facilities to nearly 1,000. The security and detection systems division of the aviation products and security sector within L-3’s electronic …

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Northrop, Australia’s Air Force Demo Distributed Network Training Environment

Northrop Grumman has commenced a demonstration of a distributed network virtual training environment between two simulator platforms of Australia’s air force and the company’s test lab. Northrop said Tuesday the KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport and C-17A Globemaster II simulators were utilized for the tests designed to determine operating standards required to meet standards …

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Thales to Update Sonar Systems on Australian Collins-Class Submarines

Thales has received a design and pre-production contract to update sonar systems in six of Australia’s Collins-class submarines in an effort to boost underwater threat detection efforts for the country’s navy. The company said Tuesday it will install its new Modular Cylindrical Array, flank array and on-board processing technology in the submarines as …

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Navy Selects L-3 Switchgear for Ohio Replacement Submarine; Christine Montalvo Comments

L-3 Communications has won a contract to provide switchgear equipment for the power distribution and protection system of a future U.S. Navy submarine. Work covers design, qualification and delivery of switchgear to the first submarine built to replace the military branch’s legacy Ohio-class platform, L-3 Communications said Friday. L-3’s surge protection device electrical systems business …

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Aerospace Industries Association Appoints New Board of Governors Members for 2017

The defense sector trade group Aerospace Industries Association has elected new members its executive board of governors for 2017 that includes at least 20 government contracting industry leaders. AIA said Thursday Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg was chosen to serve as the association’s chairman of the board and Raytheon chief executive Thomas Kennedy was elected …

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Navy Awards L-3 Night Vision Binocular Follow-On IDIQ

L-3 Communications has won a $49.5 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide binocular night vision devices to the U.S. Navy. The Defense Department said Monday that L-3 will supply the military branch with BNVD goggles that are equipped with white phosphor tubes and designed to increase visual acuity of special operations forces who operate in low light conditions. The …

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Airbus to Purchase 2 CAE-Built C295 Simulators; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Airbus’ defense and space business has ordered two additional CAE-built flight simulators for the C295 aircraft under a memorandum of understanding. Airbus will install one C295 flight simulator at the company’s international training center in Spain and provide the other one for an unnamed aircraft operator, Airbus said Monday. Gene …

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L-3 Awarded UK Joint Remote Viewing Terminal Supply Contract; Michael Strianese Comments

L-3 Communications has received a potential $23.2 million contract from the U.K. ministry of defense to provide a joint common remote viewing terminal for a new British military communications program. UK MOD will adopt the remote viewing terminal to consolidate its intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance platforms with strike capabilities and maritime platforms, L-3 …

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L-3 Kicks Off Logistics Support for Air Force KC-10 Tanker Fleet; Michael Strianese Comments

A division of L-3 Communications has begun to provide logistics support services for the U.S. Air Force’s KC-10 aerial refueling aircraft under a potential nine-year, $1.9 billion contract awarded in June. L-3 said Tuesday its Vertex Aerospace division commenced work after the Government Accountability Office rejected a competitor’s protest to the contract award. Madison, Mississippi-based Vertex Aerospace will maintain and operate base …

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