L3 to Deliver Manned/Unmanned Teaming Capabilities to Army Aviation Apache Fleet
SALT LAKE CITY, October 10, 2018 – L3 Technologies announced today that it has received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) production contract for $83 million in support of the U.S. Army’s Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming eXpanded Capabilities (MUMT-X) helicopter program. By enabling communications and high-speed transmissions of wideband video and data between manned and unmanned aircraft, MUMT-X provides the Apache AH-64E with a transformational warfighting capability.
“L3 Technologies is dedicated to providing the warfighter with a distinct advantage in the fight. Our innovative MUMT-X technology dramatically improves situational awareness with real-time battlefield video and a common operating picture between Army Aviation assets and troops on the ground,” said Dan Gelston, President of L3’s Broadband Communications sector. “We are proud to deliver this capability and continue our support for the Apache program and our Army Aviation customers.”
As part of 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 Broadband Communications in Salt Lake City, Utah, which is part of the company’s Communications & Networked Systems business segment.
L3 Communications & Networked Systems is composed of five diverse business sectors: Broadband Communications, Advanced Communications, Space & Power, Maritime Sensors and Power Systems. The business provides world-class expertise in connecting space, airborne, ground and sea-based platforms with secure, real-time data. Its ability to anticipate changing customer needs and provide timely, next-generation communications solutions has made situational awareness a strategic discriminator for customers across the globe. To learn more, please visit www.L3T.com/business-segments/communications-networked-systems.
L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and networked systems, and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation
customers. With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.
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