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  • L3“™s Michael Strianese: Lack of Defense Budget Visibility Harms Industry R&D Efforts - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3“™s Michael Strianese: Lack of Defense Budget Visibility Harms Industry R&D Efforts

    L3 Technologies CEO Michael Strianese told Defense News in an interview published Monday a lack of visibility over budgets as a result of continuing resolutions drives defense contractors to take more risks when it comes to research and development. “Generally, we don“™t build to inventory; we build to a contract,“ Strianese said. “And with the […] More

  • L3 to Produce Military Vehicle Transmission System for South Korea - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 to Produce Military Vehicle Transmission System for South Korea

    L3 Technologies has secured a potential two-year, $17.3 million contract to supply 800-horsepower transmission systems to the South Korean army“™s infantry fighting and light-recovery vehicles. The company expects product deliveries to start in the third quarter of 2017 and conclude by 2019, L3 said Thursday. Michael Strianese, L3 chairman and CEO, said the contract seeks […] More

  • L3 Technologies Plans Aircraft Simulator Production, Training Hubs in London - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L3 Technologies Plans Aircraft Simulator Production, Training Hubs in London

    L3 Technologies‘ commercial training solutions business will collaborate with the Surrey County Council in England to establish a London-based airline training center and a production facility for aircraft simulators. The company said Monday it plans to open the L3 London Training Center in the second quarter of 2018. L3 added the other facility will be built to produce 30 simulators annually and feature eight RealitySeven […] More

  • TSA Orders L-3 Airport Security Scanners; Michael Strianese Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 systems segment will perform work under […] More

  • Aerospace Industries Association Appoints New Board of Governors Members for 2017 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 vice chairman. David Melcher was reappointed […] More

  • L-3 Awarded UK Joint Remote Viewing Terminal Supply Contract; Michael Strianese Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 said Monday. The terminal uses […] More

  • L-3 Kicks Off Logistics Support for Air Force KC-10 Tanker Fleet; Michael Strianese Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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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 supply, provide field service representative […] More

  • L-3 Releases Electro-Optical IR Imaging Tech for Small Aircraft - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L-3 Releases Electro-Optical IR Imaging Tech for Small Aircraft

    L-3 Communications has introduced an electro-optical/infrared airborne imaging system designed to integrate with small tactical unmanned aerial vehicles, light manned ISR aircraft and tactical aerostats. The MX-8 system works to process images in real time and simultaneously support up to four sensors, the company said Monday. L-3’s WESCAM division developed the airborne imaging technology. The 15-pound system has a clearance level of […] More

  • L-3 to Integrate Electron Devices Unit With Manufacturing Operations; Michael Strianese Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    L-3 to Integrate Electron Devices Unit With Manufacturing Operations; Michael Strianese Comments

    L-3 Communications plans to move the manufacturing operations of its electron devices facility in San Carlos, California, to the company’s north central Pennsylvania and Los Angeles sites by the end of 2017. L-3 said Monday the consolidation efforts will occur throughout 2017. Michael Strianese, L-3 chairman and CEO, said the company will work to ease the transition and […] More

  • Michael Strianese: Sequestration Raises R&D Concerns for Industry - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Michael Strianese: Sequestration Raises R&D Concerns for Industry

    L-3 Communications CEO Michael Strianese has said his work as chairman of the Aerospace Industries Association involves continued efforts to work with Congress and the Defense Department in areas such as budget cuts and innovation. Strianese told Defense News in an interview posted Saturday that AIA seeks to stop sequestration and its impact on U.S. technological advantage due to a lack of investments in research and […] More

  • Michael Strianese: L-3 Reorganizes Business Segments in Sales, Tech Push - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Michael Strianese: L-3 Reorganizes Business Segments in Sales, Tech Push

    L-3 Communications has reorganized the company“™s business segments in a move that Chairman and CEO Michael Strianese called an effort to further the company’s technology and sales push. John McNellis has been named president of the new aerospace systems segment that combines the former platform and logistics segment and the intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems […] More

  • Ron Cook of L-3 Promoted to Corporate SVP; Michael Strianese Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Ron Cook of L-3 Promoted to Corporate SVP; Michael Strianese Comments

    Ron Cook has been promoted to the corporate senior vice president ranks at  L-3 Communications. Cook will report to Curtis Brunson, executive vice president of corporate strategy and development, the company announced Monday. He will continue as lead strategist for London operations, a role he has served in since since 2005 with focus on the aerospace, […] More

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