L-3 to provide depot-level maintenance for US Navy

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) has been awarded a contract to provide Depot-Level Maintenance (DLM) for the US Navy´s F/A-18 A/B/C/D fleet, the company said.

The F/A-18 DLM contract provides the Navy with the additional capacity it needs to carry out F/A-18 A/B/C/D structural life-extension modifications and inspections that will significantly improve the availability of strike fighter assets to meet ongoing operational commitments. L-3´s Platform Integration division in Waco, Texas, will serve as the prime contractor, while L-3 MAS in Quebec, Canada, will be responsible for inspection and modification of the aircraft structure, as well as associated engineering support.

L-3 Platform Integration has maintained a long-standing relationship with the US Navy and is currently the Navy´s preferred provider of P-3 DLM. L-3 MAS is a global leader in F/A-18 A/B/C/D depot maintenance and life-extension solutions for the US Navy, as well as customers in Canada, Australia, Finland, Spain and Switzerland.

L-3 Platform Integration provides complex aircraft integration, sustainment and modification services for military, commercial and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Spanning 30 years, the company´s experience includes aircraft systems integration for maritime surveillance, advanced communications and avionics modernization on platforms ranging from small turboprop and business class aircraft to wide-body jets.

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.