Marines order fire support system from L-3

BUDD LAKE, N.J., 22 March 2005. L-3 Communications Space & Navigation (L-3 S&N) was awarded a production order under an existing Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract in support of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for the Improved Position and Azimuth Determining System (IPADS).

Mar 22nd, 2005

BUDD LAKE, N.J., 22 March 2005. L-3 Communications Space & Navigation (L-3 S&N) was awarded a production order under an existing Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract in support of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for the Improved Position and Azimuth Determining System (IPADS).

The production contract was issued by the Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) to support the USMC's high-performance indirect fire support requirements. IPADS is a free inertial high accuracy system used for surveying and navigational requirements in today's battlefield.

"This award confirms the exceptional reliability and accuracy of the IPADS equipment," said Paul Wengen, president of L-3 Space & Navigation. "We are pleased to continue our heritage in the support of strategic land-based programs and to enhance overall mission effectiveness."

L-3 Space & Navigation, located in Budd Lake, N.J., is a world premier provider of inertial instruments and integrated fire control systems to the global marketplace and is a major supplier of high-quality pointing, guidance, control and positioning equipment for satellites, artillery and launch vehicles serving the military, commercial and government markets. The division's products and capabilities include fiber-optic and ring laser gyros, reaction wheel assemblies, position navigation units and fire control and digital battlefield solutions. L-3 Space & Navigation has provided state-of-the-art systems for many critical and strategically important space and national defense programs and is the premier supplier of precision pointing and position location systems for the U.S. Army. For more information, see www.L-3Com.com/Spacenav.

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services and is a merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors. For more information, see www.L-3Com.com.

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