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L-3 Communications Gets Contract for Integration of Space Technologies and Applications


NEW YORK - L-3 Communications’ SYColeman subsidiary has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract from the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command to develop an advanced intelligent software technology for Future U.S. Army warfighting elements in a network-centric environment. The value of this science and technology development contract is potentially $43 million over 5 years.

To provide “space to foxhole” information sharing, SYColeman will engineer solutions for Vertical/horizontal Integration of Space Technologies and Applications intelligent software technology. VISTA will demonstrate the capability to distribute integrated space products and services in a seamless network capability, supporting all levels of Army Battle Command. This initiative will address corps and theater needs as well as the specific needs of individual tactical commanders at Brigade and below.

“This important award permits us to develop and provide critical technologies to the Army while expanding our research and development capabilities,” said Jerry Bates, President of SYColeman. “Selection to participate in the development of a net-centric environment for our warfighters serves to validate SYColeman’s corporate strategic vision as well as our commitment to supporting our nation’s armed forces with the most advanced technologies.”

SYColeman specializes in air warfare simulation; command, control, communications, computers and intelligence architectures; and missile defense and space systems technology for a variety of governmental, military and commercial customers including the Missile Defense Agency, the Department of Defense and the United States Strategic Command. Among the core competencies that SYColeman specializes in are operations research and requirements analysis; missile test planning and support, simulation, training and integration; strategic and theater missile defense target developments; interceptor design and evaluation; optical seeker technology; and military operations research and command and control architectural analysis.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.


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