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For Immediate Release:
L-3 Awarded $38.5 Million Contract to Supply SATCOM Terminals to the Australian Defence Force
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 21, 2013-- L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a $38.5 million contract from the Commonwealth of Australia to supply 51 of L-3 GCS' Hawkeye™ III Lite 1.2-meter Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs), as well as training and long-term sustainment services. This program is one of a number of coordinated projects that will enable the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to deploy an integrated wideband satellite communications capability. Specifically, the contract will deliver one type of a family of transportable land terminals that will optimize the early use of Australia's SATCOM system and provide communication services where commercial satellite resources are limited. The capability is scheduled for delivery in 2014.
"This is L-3's first entry into the Australian SATCOM market and this immediate success recognizes the quality of our products and solutions," said John Mega, president of L-3's Microwave Group. "Australia is an emerging market for WGS-qualified terminals and we look forward to establishing a long-term partnership with the ADF and other local suppliers."
"The L-3 GCS Panther™ and Hawkeye™ III family of products are currently being fielded both domestically and internationally in large numbers. The quality, performance and value of these terminals have made us a leader in the WGS communities" added Bob Jacobson, President of L-3 GCS and 3Di Divisions.
This contract is a significant win for L-3 in Australia and demonstrates the cross-business synergy that exists between L-3 divisions, specifically L-3 Oceania and L-3 GCS. For this program, L-3 GCS developed and will supply the Hawkeye™ III systems, which will provide ARSTRAT-certified Ka- and X-Band, as well as commercial Ku-Band capability, in a very compact, fly-away package. L-3's Australian division, L-3 Oceania, is leading the execution of the contract, which includes system deliveries over a 12-month period, followed by an initial three-year sustainment program that engages other Australian subcontractors in the process.
Located in Rochester, N.Y., L-3 GCS is a leading global provider of SATCOM systems that integrate data, broadband Internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video and computer networking. These rugged, easily deployed systems are widely used by the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, other federal agencies and commercial customers. To learn more about L-3 GCS, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com/GCS.
Located in Sydney, Australia, L-3 Oceania provides world-class engineering and maritime solutions for a broad range of defense and commercial sector customers. Specializing in engineering and technical services, L-3 Oceania's core capabilities include platform systems, undersea network solutions, spatial awareness solutions and maritime domain awareness systems. Learn more about L-3 Oceania by visiting www.L-3com.com/Oceania.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, platform and logistics solutions, and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2012 sales of $13.1 billion.
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