BURLINGTON, CANADA, March 31, 2008 --[ASDWire]-- L-3 WESCAM announced today that it has partnered with Industrila Aeronautica del Ecuador (DIAF), a leader in aviation component maintenance, to maintain and service the WESCAM MX(r)-15i electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging turrets owned and operated by the Ecuadorian navy.
Through its ISO 9001 accredited services, the DIAF will supply the Ecuadorian navy with direct access to local maintenance facilities, engineering services, qualified technicians and on-site service. The services carried out by the DIAF will provide the Ecuadorian navy with a quick maintenance response.
"Being close 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. The partnership WESCAM has formed with DIAF directly addresses customer expectations and further strengthens our relationship with the Ecuadorian navy."
The addition of DIAF as a service outlet brings the count of WESCAM's worldwide service facilities to eight. These facilities are located in Cheltenham, U.K.; Telford, U.K.; Kamakura, Japan; Santa Rosa, Calif. (USA); Roma, Italy; Madrid, Spain; and Burlington, Ontario (Canada). L-3 WESCAM services over 1200 systems worldwide and remains focused on expanding its global support capabilities well into the future.
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 www.wescam.com.
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 www.L-3Com.com.
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