NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2009--
L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Communication
Systems-East (CS-East) division has been awarded a contract by Bollinger
Shipyards to provide the C4ISR system for the U.S. Coast
Guard’s Fast Response Cutter (FRC) program. Under an initial two-year
contract, the company will design and deliver the first production
shipset and related training systems. This contract also includes
options for an additional 33 shipsets which, if exercised, would result
in an overall contract value in excess of $100 million.
“This is a strategic win for our L-3 team,” said Greg Roberts, president
of L-3 Communication Systems-East. “We’ve utilized best in class
products including the integrated bridge and navigation control system
from L-3 Marine Systems, alarms and announcing systems from L-3
Henschel, and our MarComTM integrated and automated
internal/external voice communications system. Our C4ISR
system will make the Sentinel the most capable patrol boat in the Coast
The FRC, also known as “The Sentinel Class,” is a 154-foot cutter which
supports a broad spectrum of Coast Guard missions. The C4ISR
systems on the Sentinel Class patrol boat will be fully interoperable
with the Coast Guard’s existing and future platforms and also with those
of the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security.
The first FRC Sentinel Class patrol boat will be delivered in early
2011. The Coast Guard is also considering plans which could increase the
total ship quantity to 58 ships.
L-3 Communication Systems-East designs, develops, produces and
integrates communication systems and encryption solutions for space,
ground, air and maritime operations. To learn more about L-3 CS-East,
please visit the division’s Web site at www.L-3com.com/cs-east.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000
people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and
maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications,
Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government
services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products,
subsystems and systems. The company reported 2008 sales of $14.9 billion.
To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at www.L-3com.com.
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