L-3 bags contract from USSOCOM
L-3 Communications subsidiary L-3 GCS has been awarded a contract by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) to develop and manufacture very small aperture terminal (VSAT) satellite systems.
The programme, known as special operations forces deployable node-family of terminals (SDN-Lite FoT), will provide tactically deployed Special Operations Forces (SOF) users with worldwide communications connectivity. The total contract value is up to $500 million over the next five years.
“L-3 GCS is honoured to have been selected for this programme, which represents new business for our unit and highlights the priority our customer has placed on SATCOM equipment. We look forward to a continued productive partnership with USSOCOM, ensuring its deployed users are equipped with the best possible communication systems,” said Bob Jacobson, President of L-3 GCS.