U.S. Navy Selects L-3 for Installation of Undersea Warfare Training Range
NEW YORK -- October 23, 2012
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its MariPro division has
been awarded a multi-year contract with a potential value of $127 million, if
all options are exercised, to install an Undersea Warfare Training Range off
the coast of Jacksonville, Fla., for the U.S. Navy. The scope of this contract
includes design, manufacturing and installation of a state-of-the-art undersea
warfare training system that will ultimately span 500 square nautical miles.
Phase I of the program will provide the initial infrastructure, including
shore facilities and equipment, as well as near-shore cable and seabed sensors
to instrument an area of approximately 200 square nautical miles. The second
phase of the program will instrument the remaining 300 square nautical miles.
The installed system will provide the U.S. Navy with the latest technology to
maximize training and testing, particularly in shallow water. The system has a
20-year design life.
“This is an exciting win for our group as we continue to focus our business on
priority DoD areas,” said Robert E. Leskow, president of L-3’s Marine & Power
Systems Group. “L-3 is a world leader in ocean bottom acoustic technology
systems, and we are committed to the continuous development of these critical
technologies as we expand our market position as a specialized player in this
“This award is a strategic win for the development of maritime ranges, a core
business area for us,” said John Fox, president of L-3’s Ocean Systems sector.
“We look forward to continuing to enhance the Navy’s training capability as we
have for many decades, providing the most reliable undersea training
L-3 MariPro, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, provides reliable
concept-through-operations marine systems for military, commercial and
academic customers, including fixed and portable maritime training range
systems, surveillance systems, marine services, reliable acoustic
through-water communications and ocean-observing infrastructure. For over 50
years, L-3 MariPro has provided nearly all of the U.S. Navy’s currently
operational maritime ranges, many of them operating into their third decade,
in thousands of meters of water, at various locations around the world. To
learn more, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/MariPro.
Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS) is a
worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation,
communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and conditioning
for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial customers worldwide.
With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is a cohesive, global partner
with extensive capabilities and a proven track record in delivering the
highest level of technology, service and integration. To learn more about L-3
Marine & Power Systems, please visit its website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people
worldwide and is a prime contractor in C^3ISR (Command, Control,
Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems,
aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security solutions. L-3
is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on
military and commercial platforms.
To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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