Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
. 24/7 Space News .

Subscribe to our free daily newsletters

L-3 Communications to open new facility in Canada
by Richard Tomkins
New York (UPI) May 26, 2016

General Dynamics contracted for Shadow Compass prototype
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2016 - General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems has been awarded a $14.8 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to develop the U.S. Air Force's Shadow Compass prototype.

The work will include software and reports.

The company will design, develop, integrate, test and demonstrate the delivery of the prototype.

The system, for intelligence use, must correlate geospatial intelligence, signals intelligence, cyber indicators and warning data streams.

Work will be performed in Virginia and is expected to be completed by May 2018.

The project was competitively bid, with the service receiving two offers.

L-3 Communications Holdings has announced plans to open a design, engineering and support facility in Canada.

The entity will be in Ottawa, Ontario, under the new organization, L-3 Communication Systems Canada, and will include a communications system laboratory.

The laboratory will provide an integration test bed and demonstration environment for future maritime communications architectures for the Royal Canadian Navy.

"This state-of-the-art engineering center will be an important contributor to the Ottawa technological community, leading our efforts to best support our Canadian communications and systems integration operations," said John Mega, president of L-3's Communication Systems business segment.

"Ontario's highly skilled workforce is a rich source of talent that enables L-3 to build upon our extensive national support base. The creation of this engineering center reaffirms our long-standing partnership with the Canadian government and local industry and our commitment to broaden access to L-3's products and services."

L-3 Communications, headquartered in New York, has a growing business base in Canada, where it is implementing communications solutions for the government's Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ship and Project Resolve Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment programs, among others.

L-3 said the Ottawa facility will complement the recently created L-3 Canada Marine Systems business.

No projected opening date for the facility was given.

L-3 receives $302 million C-12 contract
Washington (UPI) May 26, 2016 - L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace has been awarded a $302.2 million firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery requirements U.S. Navy contract for logistics services in support of the C-12 Huron utility lift aircraft.

The contract includes post-production, full commercial-type aircraft maintenance, logistics support and materials for the Marine Corps Reserve C-12 and Navy TC-12B trainer aircraft.

Work will be performed in Texas, Maryland, Bahrain, Cuba, Japan, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arizona, North Carolina, Virginia and California, with an estimated completion date of July 2021.

The contract was competitively bid and five offers were received.

The C-12 is a multi-mission aircraft that provides personnel and cargo transportation, range clearance, medical evacuation, courier flights and humanitarian rescue or assistance. It is the military version of the King Air 200 made by Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.

Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once

credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly

paypal only


Related Links
Read the latest in Military Space Communications Technology at

Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

Previous Report
Elbit contracted for tactical communications systems
Haifa, Israel (UPI) May 24, 2016
Elbit Systems Ltd. is to supply advanced tactical communications systems to an unidentified European country, the Israeli company reports. The systems include its CNR9000HDR tactical IP radio for medium and long range communication and the THF 8000 for over the horizon, very long-range communication. Both will come in vehicular and manpack configurations. Also being provid ... read more

SwRI scientists discover fresh lunar craters

NASA research gives new insights into how the Moon got inked

First rocket made ready for launch at Vostochny spaceport

Supernova iron found on the moon

NASA Radar Finds Ice Age Record in Mars' Polar Cap

Potential Habitats for Early Life on Mars

Opportunity takes panorama; uses wheel to scuff soil

Are mystery Mars plumes caused by space weather?

India Presses Ahead With Space Ambitions

Fun LoL to Teach Machines How to Learn More Efficiently

'Metabolomics: You Are What You Eat' video

ISS Astronauts Enjoy Dish Cooked Up by Students from Hampton, Virginia

China launches new satellite for civilian hi-res mapping

China mulls teaming up with foreign agencies to explore Moon

China's new launch center prepares for maiden mission

China, U.S. hold first dialogue on outer space safety

NASA to try again to inflate spare room in space

Temporary space station habitat fails to inflate

International Space Cooperation Strongest in Times of Political Crises

Alexander Gerst to be Space Station commander

Arianespace to supply payload dispenser systems for OneWeb constellation

UK's First Spaceport Could Be Beside the Sea

SpaceX Return of Samples Marks Next Step in One-Year Mission Science

Arianespace's Soyuz is approved for its early morning liftoff on May 24

Astronomers find giant planet around very young star

Planet 1,200 Light-Years Away Is Good Prospect for a Habitable World

Kepler-223 System Offers Clues to Planetary Migration

Star Has Four Mini-Neptunes Orbiting in Lock Step

Multifunction Phase Array Radar (MPAR)

Schafer Corp launches new venture in Commercial Space Situational Awareness

Believe the hype? How virtual reality could change your life

Mantis shrimp inspires next generation of ultra-strong materials

Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News

The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement