October 6, 2009
With the economy still stumbling along for most companies, L-3 Communications is taking advantage of the growing demand for unmanned military systems, winning a contract to supply the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) expeditionary unmanned systems technology.
SOCOM awarded L-3's Geneva Aerospace division a contract with a potential value of $250 million over five years.
According to a release announcing the contract, L-3 will provide its Viking 400 Unmanned Aircraft System (pictured), along with training and sustaining engineering for SOCOM's Expeditionary Unmanned Aircraft System (EUAS) program.
L-3 Unmanned Air Systems also include the tube-launched expendable Cutlass Small UAS and the medium altitude long endurance (MALE) Mobius Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA).
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