Tag Archives: L-3

Tom Vice: Northrop, General Dynamics, L-3 Partner for Joint Surveillance System Competition

Northrop Grumman will collaborate with General Dynamics‘ Gulfstream subsidiary and L-3 Communications in pursuit of the U.S. Air Force‘s Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System recapitalization contract. Tom Vice, corporate vice president and president of Northrop’s aerospace systems, said Friday the companies aim to integrate their technologies to meet the …

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Matt Desch: Thales Joins Iridium’s Broadband Service Manufacturing Partner Network

Thales has partnered with Iridium Communications to develop and distribute products for Iridium’s Certus broadband service. Iridium is constructing Certus to use the NEXT platform to deliver enterprise-grade communications to corporate and individual users worldwide, Iridium said Wednesday. Matt Desch, CEO of Iridium and an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 list for …

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SATCOM Tech Makers Form Broadband Service Alliance

Cobham, International Communications Group, Iridium Communications, L-3 Communications and Rockwell Collins have partnered to develop and distribute products that are built to work with Iridium’s new broadband service. The industry partners will design and manufacture broadband terminals to be compatible with Iridium Certus, Iridium said Thursday. Iridium expects the products from its partners to be available …

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Northrop Grumman Considers New Aircraft Production Area at Palmdale Site; Tom Vice Comments

Northrop Grumman is looking to convert an unused space at the Palmdale, California-based F-35 facility into a production area for a new aircraft, Defense News reported Thursday. Aaron Mehta writes the government-owned, contractor-operated Air Force Plant 42 site has a one-million-square-foot vacant area. Tom Vice, Northrop’s president of aerospace systems, told …

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Mike Alber on Engility’s 2014 Acquisition Moves and How Companies Should Tackle IPOs

In his role of chief financial officer at Engility, Mike Alber was one of the leaders that spearheaded the Chantilly, Va.-based services contractor’s $11.50-per-share purchase of Dynamics Research Corp. and pending $1.1 billion acquisition of TASC. As covered on GovCon Wire in December, the Federal Trade Commission has cleared the TASC buy and Engility …

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MarketsandMarkets: EO/IR Systems for Military Market Set for 8% Growth Through 2020

The market for electro-optical and infrared systems in the military will be worth $16.35 billion by 2020, according to a new MarketsandMarkets report. The analysis firm said Monday the figure represents a 7.71 percent year-over-year increase and is prompted by growing demand for EO/IR systems in surveillance platforms. Electro-optics are becoming popular in naval close-in …

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Level 3 Communications Partners on Video Conferencing Tool; Bruno Zerbib Comments

Level 3 Communications Inc. and Blue Jeans Network have jointly introduced a fresh cloud-based video collaboration service designed to fulfill customers’ communication requirements using various platforms. The video conferencing tool works without human intervention and hardware requirements, Level 3 Communications said Thursday. Bruno Zerbib, Level 3’s vice president of product …

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Engility Marks One-Year Anniversary; Tony Smeraglinolo Comments

Engility Corp. has marked the first anniversary of its spinoff from L-3 Communications and establishment as an independent government contractor. Since July 2012, the company has won positions on contracts worth more than a combined $14 billion and received recognition from the National Veteran Small Business Coalition since July 2012, Engility said …

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L-3 Wins $7M Navy CDL Radio Terminals Contract

L-3 Communication Systems-West has won a $6.7 million contract modification to provide a ship-to-helicopter digital data link for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Wednesday. According to John Keller’s post, the contract from the Naval Air Systems Command involves five orders of Common Data Link …

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L-3 Wins Wideband Satellite Terminal Order

An L-3 Communications subsidiary has won two contracts worth potentially $39 million to provide atellite terminals, equipment and support services to Australia’s military. The company’s Oceania subsidiary was selected through an open tender for an off-the-shelf platform certified for operation on the Wideband Global Satellite network, the Australian Defence Ministry announced …

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L-3, Rockwell Collins to Update Lockheed Electronic Attack Plane Avionics; Troy Brunk Comments

L-3 Communications and Rockwell Collins have partnered to update communication navigation surveillance and air traffic management avionics systems on a U.S. Air Force electronic attack plane. The companies aim for the upgrades to help the Lockheed Martin-built EC-130H Compass Call to meet CNS/ATM international navigation requirements through 2020, Rockwell Collins said …

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