L-3 Awarded U.S. Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Contract
NEW YORK, Dec 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Systems Field Support (SFS) division was awarded an initial$8.6 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command (AETC) to provide trainer maintenance and precision measurement and equipment laboratory (PMEL) support. The total value of the contract with options is approximately $53 million over five years.
Under this competitively awarded contract, L-3 will support AETC's 82nd Training Wing at Sheppard AFB, Texas with maintenance and operations support of aircraft trainers, ground instructional training aircraft, civil engineering trainers, PMEL, munitions storage areas, aerospace ground equipment (AGE) and associated support equipment.
The L-3 SFS operating unit in Madison, Miss. has been providing trainer and equipment maintenance services at Sheppard AFB for more than 20 years. L-3 SFS maintains more than 13,000 training devices and pieces of support equipment there, including A-10, B-52, C-130, C-135, F-15, F-16, H-53, T-38 and RQ-1L aircraft, as well as historical static displays.
"L-3 SFS is proud to continue our tradition of providing the U.S. Air Force with exceptional quality and customer service in support of its mission-critical flight training program," said Ed Gloviak, president of L-3 Systems Field Support.
L-3 Systems Field Support is an aerospace and defense support services contractor specializing in the delivery of integrated contractor logistics support for aircraft, ground vehicles and other defense systems. L-3 Systems Field Support is headquartered in Madison, Miss.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs approximately 65,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic systems used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2009 sales of $15.6 billion.
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SOURCE: L-3 Communications