L3 Cincinnati Electronics (L3 CE) has assembled a proven group of top-performing executives that know our success is tied to exceeding customer expectations and program requirements. Directed by President Russ Walker, the L3 CE leadership team is driven to deliver world-class EO/IR and Spacecraft Avionics products and solutions to our customers.
Russ Walker is the president of L3 Cincinnati Electronics. He directs the leadership team with an emphasis on customer satisfaction, execution, continuous improvement and growth.
Prior to joining L3 in September of 2011, Mr. Walker was the vice president of engineering at AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, an operating unit of Textron Systems. Before that, Mr. Walker was vice president of the Shadow Unmanned Aircraft Systems program, the Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (TUAS) for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps from March 2005 through October 2010. During Mr. Walker’s tenure as Shadow PM, the program logged over 500,000 hours of combat in deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan with the highest availability record of any Army aviation asset, delivered 89 production systems, and won two Office of Secretary of Defense (OSD) awards for the Shadow Performance-Based Logistics (PBL) program, including the Beck Award for Systems in 2010. Over 50 system improvements were designed and fielded under Mr. Walker’s leadership, including a new wing, a laser designator payload and a communications relay.
Prior to joining AAI, Mr. Walker held Senior Program Management positions at both Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin managing two international reconnaissance aircraft programs and advanced technology development programs in both Synthetic Aperture Radar/Ground Moving Target Indicator sensors and Electro-Optic/Infrared sensors. Early in his career, Mr. Walker was a supervisor of Electronics and Signal Processing at Ford Aerospace and a designer at TRW on the Very High-Speed Integrated Circuits (VHSIC) program.
Mr. Walker received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from UCLA in 1979. He is a member of AUSA, AUVSI, AAAA and NDIA.