L-3 contracted for Apache MUMT-X upgrade program

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) said it has been awarded a new communications upgrade subcontract from Science and Engineering Services, LLC in support of the US Army´s Apache helicopter program.

As part of this project, which offers increased communications capacity between the Apache and unmanned systems, L-3´s technology will deliver high-speed transmit and receive capability of wideband video and data. The initial contract is valued at USD11.9 million and the work will be performed by L-3 Communication Systems-West in Salt Lake City.

The L-3 solution, called MUMT-X, is based on the highly successful MUMT-2 system, with its proven interoperability, reliability and record of meeting mission objectives. L-3´s MUMT-X communications suite incorporates state-of-the-art equipment, including a ROVER 6 modem, multiband Radio Frequency Equipment, and an innovative directional antenna capable of relaying multiple video streams back to the command center. MUMT-X significantly increases the Apache aircrews´ situational awareness and combat effectiveness, while shortening decision-making timelines.

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.