NEW YORK, August 26, 2003. The Telemetry-West division of L-3 Communications has been awarded a follow-on contract valued at $5.6 million by Boeing for 212 additional sets of Compact Telemetry Kits (CTMs) in support of Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) Lot 7 production. Each CTM includes a PCM encoder, an S-band transmitter and harnessing, configured as an integral telemetry subsystem.
The CTM is installed in a JDAM tail kit, either in the factory or in the field, and provides telemetry during flight test. All hardware is to be delivered in 2004 and 2005. JDAM continues to be a highly successful, low-cost guidance kit that converts existing unguided free-fall bombs into accurately guided "smart" weapons. By adding a JDAM tail section to existing inventories of MK-82, MK-83, MK-84, BLU-110 and BLU-109 bombs, JDAM provides highly accurate weapon delivery in any "flyable" weather, as demonstrated most recently in Operation Iraqi Freedom. JDAM can be dropped up to 15 miles from a target and receives updates from GPS satellites to help guide the bomb to the target.
"L-3 Telemetry-West is proud of its long-standing partnership with Boeing on the JDAM team," said Dick Perry, director of business development for L-3 Telemetry-West. "JDAM has been incredibly successful, and we are pleased that we can play such a significant role in the flight test portion of this strategic program."
Over the past eight years, L-3 Telemetry-West has delivered over 800 sets of telemetry equipment to Boeing on the JDAM program and many of its derivatives. L-3 Telemetry-West currently provides PCM300 telemetry encoders and CTM-905 synthesized 5-watt S-band transmitters as part of the CTM for the JDAM program. The PCM300 provides data acquisition from various analog and discrete sensors as well as the onboard guidance computer. The PCM300 encoder is highly flexible and fully programmable, and due to its small size is an excellent fit for the JDAM tail kit. The CTM-905 transmitter is a miniaturized unit that provides for transmission of the telemetry data to a ground station. The CTM subsystem was developed specifically for the smaller MK-82 configurations and is now used in all JDAM test kits. The CTM, and prior to the introduction of the CTM, the PCM600 encoder and CSS-905 transmitter have been successfully used on all previous JDAM test flights.
L-3 Communications Telemetry-West is the world's premier provider of tailored flight hardware and systems solutions for missile telemetry/flight termination and spacecraft telemetry, tracking and control (TT&C), as well as tactical intelligence receivers, terrestrial HF/microwave radios and unmanned vehicle communication/data links. 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. All solutions are offered with complete systems engineering and integration services and are backed by a global customer support organization. The company has more than 50 years of experience in telemetry and data acquisition technology and serves virtually every major aerospace organization in the world.
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Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading merchant supplier of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems and products, secure communications systems and products, avionics and ocean products, training devices and services, microwave components and telemetry, instrumentation, space and navigation products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies, aerospace prime contractors and commercial telecommunications and wireless customers.
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