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L3 to provide SATCOM terminals to the U.S. Air National Guard

(9 October 2017 - L3 Technologies) L3 Technologies announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Hawkeye III Lite VSAT satellite communications terminals and on-site training to the U.S. Air National Guard’s Joint Incident Site Communications Capability (JISCC) teams.

These terminals will facilitate direct communication from remote locations in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Additionally, these Army Strategic Command (ARSTRAT)-certified terminals will enable access to the Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) network of military satellites supporting all response missions within the U.S. and its territories.

“L3 is proud to provide an advanced WGS communications capability to the Air National Guard,” said Christopher E. Kubasik, L3’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “We have delivered more than 12,000 VSATs to military customers and have earned a reputation for quality, performance and reliability. The improved satellite connectivity and functionality from these terminals will assist this essential unit in its critical missions across the globe.”

Under this contract, the company will deliver 46 Hawkeye III Lite 1.2-meter tri-band VSATs in the fourth quarter of 2017. JISCC provides Air National Guard communications units with military Command and Control and National Incident Management System-compatible data information using a standard and modular communications platform.

L3 GCS is a leading provider of SATCOM systems that integrate data, broadband Internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video and computer networking, and is a unit of L3’s Communication Systems segment. The company’s rugged, easily deployed systems are utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of Homeland Security, as well as federal agencies and commercial sector customers.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide and is a leading provider of a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training. The company reported 2016 sales of $10.5 billion.