L-3 Awarded $20 Million Contract for the Design and Development of the
Next-Generation Transmission for the U.S. Army’s Existing and Future Ground
NEW YORK -- November 19, 2013
L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Combat Propulsion
Systems (L-3 CPS) division was awarded a $20 million contract by the U.S. Army
to design and develop a next-generation transmission system for ground combat
The Gemini Transmission program will modernize and sustain existing and future
fleets of the Army’s ground combat vehicles. L-3’s new transmission technology
will be used as a drop-in replacement for existing transmission systems,
enhancing the Army’s ability to achieve power, mobility and life-cycle support
requirements for its Armored Brigade Combat Team.
“Winning the Gemini Transmission design and development program reflects our
customer’s continued confidence in L-3 to advance transmission technology and
effectively transition new designs to production, which would ultimately
deliver improved performance, reliability and life-cycle costs to our
customer,” said Steve Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems Group. “By
leveraging our expertise in transmission design and production and through
strategic partnerships, L-3 CPS is now under contract with the customer to
mature all four of the next-generation transmissions for the Armored Brigade
Combat Team’s family of heavy vehicles, including the HMPT 800 series of
Work will take place at L-3’s Muskegon, Mich. facility, as well as at partner
locations, and is expected to continue through 2017.
L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems (L-3 CPS) is located in Muskegon, Mich., and is
part of the Space and Propulsion Systems Sector, which operates under the
Electronic Systems Group. L-3 CPS provides engineering design, engineering
support and production for combat engines and transmissions, as well as
life-cycle product support for domestic and international customers. To learn
more about L-3 CPS, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com/cps.
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,
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.
To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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