L-3 acquires ForceX

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) said it has acquired ForceX, Inc., renaming L-3 ForceX.

The newly named company will be incorporated into L-3´s Integrated Sensor Systems (ISS) sector within the electronic systems business segment.

Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, but the acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive.

Based in Nashville, Tenn., L-3 ForceX is an industry leader specializing in ISR mission management software and geospatial application technology programs, offering an array of advanced products, including cueing system software, hardware and video algorithms, and wide-area sensor integration solutions and software.

The company´s proprietary processing, exploitation and dissemination (Tactical PED) capability provides an integrated tactical operational picture, allowing users to make critical decisions in real time. The business also provides training courseware, materials and turnkey classroom training solutions for its customers and currently supports several key Department of Defense ISR initiatives and classified programs.

Its customer base includes the US Air Force, US Special Operations Command, the Naval Surface Warfare Center and a variety of DoD agencies. The business also has existing relationships with several defense prime contractors as well as numerous L-3 business units. L-3 ForceX is a highly customer-focused business that is expected to accelerate the overall growth prospects of the ISS sector.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2014 sales of USD12.1 billion.