Northrop Grumman Demonstrates AQS-24B Mine Hunting and Undersea Surveillance Capability

December 17, 2018 – The Northrop Grumman Corporation AQS-24B mine hunting system demonstrated the benefits of performing mine warfare from a high-speed, unmanned surface vessel (USV) at the Royal Australian Navy-sponsored Autonomous Warrior 2018 exercise in Jervis Bay, Australia. The Northrop Grumman remote controlled Mine Hunting Unmanned Surface Vessel (MHU), with the AQS-24B mine hunting sensor, demonstrated a safe standoff mine hunting and undersea surveillance capability targeted at addressing three key aspects of the mine warfare challenge: reducing the mine clearance timeline; accurate detection, localization, classification and identification of undersea…

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US Navy Contract Announcements December 18, 2018

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded $290,834,776 for modification P00014 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0047) for the procurement of eight F414-GE-400 install engines for the Navy. In addition, this modification provides for the procurement of 56 F414-GE-400-1A install engines; four F414-GE-400 spare engines; two spare engine containers and 12 spare engine modules for the government of Kuwait. These engines power the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts (59 percent); Hooksett, New Hampshire (18 percent); Rutland, Vermont (12 percent); and Madison, Kentucky (11…

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L3 Strengthens Unmanned Maritime Capabilities With Acquisition of ASV Global

September 24, 2018 – L3 Technologies announced today that it acquired ASV Global, LLC, a leading unmanned surface vessel (USV) and autonomous vessel control systems company on September 20. This acquisition strategically enhances L3’s full spectrum of unmanned maritime capabilities, including integrated anti-submarine warfare (ASW) solutions, future surface combatant unmanned off-board sensors, and integrated unmanned surface and undersea vessel (USV/UUV) operations. The new company will be known as L3 ASV. “Autonomous capabilities for surface ships and undersea vessels are top priorities for our naval and commercial maritime customers, and we are…

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L3 Appoints Stephen F. O’Bryan as SVP and Chief Global Business Development Officer

L3 Technologies announced today that Stephen F. O’Bryan has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Global Business Development Officer. “He brings a wealth of business development expertise that will enhance L3’s customer relationships both domestically and internationally. Steve will work closely with our segment leaders and executive leadership team as we position ourselves for long-term growth.” In this position, Mr. O’Bryan will lead L3’s integrated business development efforts and coordinate the company’s relationships with the Department of Defense (DoD) and all branches of the military, Congress and government…

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L3 Delivers First HC-130J to the U.S. Coast Guard

L3 Technologies announced today that it has delivered the first production HC-130J aircraft integrated with a next-generation Minotaur Mission System Suite (MSS+) to the U.S. Coast Guard for improved long-range surveillance capabilities. Work was done by L3’s Aerospace Systems business segment, and an aircraft completion ceremony was hosted at its facility in Waco, Texas. L3 upgraded the aircraft with the government-furnished MSS+ that was developed jointly by the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. Navy, and operated across multiple platforms. Work included integration and testing of the aircraft under the…

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L3 Acquires OceanServer Technology

April 4, 2017 – L3 Technologies announced today that it has acquired OceanServer Technology, Inc. The acquisition was completed on March 17, 2017, and the terms were not disclosed. The business was renamed L3 OceanServer and will be integrated into the company’s Sensor Systems segment. Based in Fall River, Massachusetts, OceanServer Technology develops and manufactures autonomous, lightweight Unmanned Undersea Vehicles (UUVs). Since its inception in 2003, OceanServer Technology has established itself within a growing specialized market, providing highly capable UUVs to a wide array of military, commercial and international customers.…

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