L-3 Communications to open Ottawa engineering support facility

L-3 Communications Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LLL) plans to open a design, engineering and support facility in Ottawa, Ontario, under the new organization, L-3 Communication Systems — Canada, the company said.

The facility will accommodate a team of highly specialized design, software and systems engineers. It includes a state-of-the-art communications system laboratory that will provide an integration test bed and demonstration environment for future maritime communications architectures for the Royal Canadian Navy´s submarine and surface fleets.

The addition of L-3 Communication Systems — Canada to world-class organizations, including MAS, WESCAM, MAPPS, Electronic System Services and Targa, reaffirms L-3´s standing as one of the premier defense companies in Canada.

The new facility is a key component of L-3´s strategy to showcase its innovative capabilities, promote in-country research and innovation, and cultivate local academic and technology partnerships.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. L-3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems. The company reported 2015 sales of USD10.5 billion.