L-3 Communications has won a new communications upgrade subcontract from Science and Engineering Services in support of the US Army’s Apache helicopter program.
The project offers increased communications capacity between the Apache and unmanned systems, the company announced Thursday.
L-3’s technology will deliver high-speed transmit and receive capability of wideband video and data. The initial contract is valued at $11.9 million and the work will be performed by L-3 Communication Systems-West in Salt Lake City.
The L-3 solution, known as MUMT-X, is based on the highly successful MUMT-2 system, with its interoperability, reliability and record of meeting mission objectives.
L-3’s MUMT-X communications suite incorporates equipment, including a ROVER 6 modem, multiband Radio Frequency Equipment, and an innovative directional antenna capable of relaying multiple video streams back to the command center.
MUMT-X significantly increases the Apache aircrews’ situational awareness and combat effectiveness, while shortening decision-making timelines.
Work on this project is now underway, with completion anticipated in August 2017.
Israel Completes Delivery of First Batch of Spice-2000 Bombs to India
Pentagon Awards Iridium $738.5M for Services in Low Earth Orbit Constellation
Russian MC-21 Airliner Lands in Istanbul After First International Flight
Cruise Missiles Coming From Iran or Iraq Involved in Saudi Oil Facility...
Israel to Modernise Ukrainian MiG-29 Jets for $440M
MiG-35 Shows Off New AESA Radar at MAKS 2019
Su-57’s Technology predecessor, the Su-47 ‘Berkut’ Displayed at MAKS 2019
Russia Unveils its Biggest Ever Drone to Compete with US Global Hawk
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...
Russian state-run Almaz-Antey has released additional data on its latest export-version of Buk-M3 Viking air defense missile system (ADMS)
The MiG-29, one of Russias most exported military jet has been upgraded in India that expands its capabilities from an...