L-3 gets contract to missionize C-130J aircraft

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) said it has been competitively awarded a USD30 million contract from the US Coast Guard to missionize two C-130J aircraft using a next-generation mission system suite.

The total value of the contract, with all options exercised, is approximately USD93 million and work will be performed by L-3 Platform Integration in Waco, Texas.

The government-owned mission system was developed jointly by the US Coast Guard and the US Navy and is operated across multiple platforms.

Under the five-year contract, L-3 will integrate mission systems on two baseline configuration C-130J long-range surveillance aircraft. The contract´s multiple options include performing the same work on three additional baseline configuration aircraft and converting seven HC-130J aircraft.

L-3 will produce, install, test and deliver the mission system on each aircraft. It has performed similar missionization work for the US Navy.

This new contract expands L-3´s work with the US Coast Guard. The company currently provides communications systems design and production work, C4ISR integration equipment and services, and information assurance expertise to several platforms.

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.