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L-3 WESCAM Expands Customer Support Capabilities into Australia and Asia-Pacific

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2008 --[ASDWire]-- L-3 WESCAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, announced that it has partnered with Cobham Aviation Services Australia, a leader in aviation component maintenance, to create a WESCAM Service Center at its facility. Located in Cairns, this new WESCAM service center is accessible to civil and defense customers throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Through this partnership, Cobham Aviation Services Australia has become the authorized service center for WESCAM's MX(r)-Series of electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging turrets. The new center is equipped to support and maintain this highly specialized series and will benefit WESCAM's customers in Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan, Brunei, India, Pakistan, Singapore and Korea. These customers will have direct access to WESCAM's ISO 9001:2000 accredited services through Cobham local maintenance facilities, as well as engineering services, qualified technicians and on-site service. The center's quick repair-response will further decrease service turnaround time.

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"Being accessible to our customers is a key priority for WESCAM," said Rod Till, director of customer service for L-3 WESCAM. "Our goal is to listen to their needs and provide the most responsive level of customer service possible. WESCAM's partnership with Cobham Aviation Services Australia will support our efforts in this regard and elevate the success of our MX-series of products in the Asia-Pacific region."

The addition of Cobham Aviation Services Australia in Cairns, Australia, is the seventh off-shore center that WESCAM has established to provide more customer support on a regional basis. Other strategically located facilities are in Cheltenham, U.K.; Telford, U.K.; Kamakura, Japan; Santa Rosa, Calif.; Rome, Italy; and Madrid, Spain.

L-3 WESCAM is a world leader in the design and manufacture of stabilized, multi-spectral airborne imaging systems. To learn more about L-3 WESCAM, please visit the company's Web site at

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications employs over 64,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aircraft modernization and maintenance, C3ISR (Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems and government services. L-3 is also a leading provider of high technology products, subsystems and systems. The company reported 2007 sales of $14 billion.

To learn more about L-3, please visit the company's Web site at

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Source : L-3 Wescam

Published on ASDNews: Jul 15, 2008


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