L-3 brings data sharing to manned and unmanned planes and helicopters

L3 Technologies is supporting the U.S. Army's Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming - eXpanded Capabilities (MUMT-X) helicopter program, which enables communications and data teaming among manned and unmanned aircraft under a $97 million production contract.

L3 Technologies is supporting the U.S. Army's Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming - eXpanded Capabilities (MUMT-X) helicopter program, which enables communications and data teaming among manned and unmanned aircraft under a $97 million production contract. MUMT-X provides the Apache AH-64E attack helicopter with a transformational warfighting capability that is significantly more robust, lighter, and less expensive than the original unmanned aircraft system (UAS) control system, officials say. This award follows the completion of a 2015 MUMT-X communications upgrade contract under which L3 delivered systems for the high-speed transmission of wideband video and data. In this phase of the program, L3 will supply tested and certified Apache MUMT-X above rotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Receive (UR) technology solutions to support MUMT operations and Air-to-Air-to-Ground (AAG) line-of-sight data links. This work will be executed by L3 Communication Systems-West (L3 CS-West), which is part of the company's Communication Systems business segment.

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