L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its Combat Propulsion Systems (L-3 CPS) division was awarded a $20 million contract by the U.S. Army to design and develop a next-generation transmission system for ground combat vehicles.
The Gemini Transmission program will modernize and sustain existing and future fleets of the Army’s ground combat vehicles. L-3’s new transmission technology will be used as a drop-in replacement for existing transmission systems, enhancing the Army’s ability to achieve power, mobility and life-cycle support requirements for its Armored Brigade Combat Team.
“Winning the Gemini Transmission design and development program reflects our customer’s continued confidence in L-3 to advance transmission technology and effectively transition new designs to production, which would ultimately deliver improved performance, reliability and life-cycle costs to our customer,” said Steve Kantor, president of L-3’s Electronic Systems Group. “By leveraging our expertise in transmission design and production and through strategic partnerships, L-3 CPS is now under contract with the customer to mature all four of the next-generation transmissions for the Armored Brigade Combat Team’s family of heavy vehicles, including the HMPT 800 series of transmissions.”
Work will take place at L-3’s Muskegon, Mich. facility, as well as at partner locations, and is expected to continue through 2017.
Source: L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LLL)
Date: Nov 19, 2013