L-3 Communications Wins Contract for USAF Satellite Control Network

OCTOBER 22, 2002, 12:00EDT
HOUSTON, Tex., -- L-3 Communications announced at the World Space Congress that its Telemetry-West division has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract to provide High Power Amplifiers (HPAs) to Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc. (HTSI) in support of the Satellite Control Network Contract (SCNC).

Over a rigorous 18-month selection process, this award has culminated in an HPA design that will serve the future commanding needs of the Air Force Satellite Control Network (AFSCN) for many years to come. The value of the contract, when all options are exercised, is estimated at over $25 million.

The AFSCN is a network of two communications and operational control centers and multiple antennas located at nine sites worldwide. These ground stations are the vital communications link between the National Command Authorities and U.S. forces worldwide. Honeywell, which earlier this year selected L-3's Communication Systems-West division as part of the Honeywell Technology Solutions team on the SCNC, competitively selected L-3 Telemetry-West to provide the multi-kilowatt HPAs in both L- and S-Band frequencies for dramatically improved satellite command capabilities.

The SCNC program consolidates development, systems engineering, integration and sustainment functions into one contract for the AFSCN. Honeywell will replace the existing communications technologies that make up the ground network and tracking systems of the AFSCN with improved components and antenna systems, providing new capabilities to ensure the system is operational 24 hours a day.

"This award illustrates how Telemetry-West's experience in supporting the AFSCN continues to provide us with new opportunities in the marketplace," said Glenn Flaherty, director of HPA programs, L-3 Telemetry-West. "We are pleased to be working with HTSI to support the U.S. Air Force and look forward to continued growth in this area."

L-3 Telemetry-West is the heritage supplier of the AFSCN Automated Remote Tracking Station (ARTS) HPAs now in service worldwide to support Space Ground Link System (SGLS) command capabilities. The new award will lead to development and production contracts to replace the ARTS HPAs with both SGLS and Unified S-Band (USB) command capability to allow expanded transmission into both L- and S-Band frequencies.

Telemetry-West also provides both SGLS and USB space-borne command/telemetry transponders, which interface with the AFSCN ground network. These satellite TT&C units have a strong flight heritage, and this knowledge contributes to L-3's ability to provide customers with highly effective system solutions.

L-3 Communications Telemetry-West is a provider of custom flight hardware and systems solutions for missile telemetry/flight termination and spacecraft telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C), as well as tactical intelligence receivers and terrestrial HF and microwave radios. Additionally, Telemetry-West leads the telemetry and test industry in the design and manufacture of advanced real-time commercial-off-the-shelf ground hardware and software solutions for spacecraft command and control, satellite manufacturing and on-orbit operations, launch testing and monitoring, flight test, weapons test and development, surveillance and detection and general-purpose data acquisition.

For more information, visit www.L-3Com.com/tw .

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