L-3 to Provide Depot-Level Maintenance for the US Navy's F/A-18 A/B/C/D Fleet

L-3 Communications (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract to provide Depot-Level Maintenance (DLM) for the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 A/B/C/D fleet.

The F/A-18 DLM contract provides the Navy with the additional capacity it needs to carry out F/A-18 A/B/C/D structural life-extension modifications and inspections that will significantly improve the availability of strike fighter assets to meet ongoing operational commitments. L-3’s Platform Integration division in Waco, Texas, will serve as the prime contractor, while L-3 MAS in Quebec, Canada, will be responsible for inspection and modification of the aircraft structure, as well as associated engineering support.

“L-3 is honored to be selected by the U.S. Navy to conduct F/A-18 A/B/C/D life-extension and depot maintenance support work to help increase the Navy’s number of Ready-For-Tasking aircraft,” said Mark Von Schwarz, president of L-3’s Aerospace Systems business segment, which includes the MAS and Platform Integration divisions. “By combining Platform Integration’s naval aviation experience with MAS’s world-class F/A-18 life-extension and depot maintenance expertise, L-3 demonstrates its ability to differentiate itself through collaborative capabilities in applying experience, performance and innovation to help a longtime valued customer achieve its goals.”

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L-3 Platform Integration has maintained a long-standing relationship with the U.S. Navy and is currently the Navy’s preferred provider of P-3 DLM. L-3 MAS is a global leader in F/A-18 A/B/C/D depot maintenance and life-extension solutions for the U.S. Navy, as well as customers in Canada, Australia, Finland, Spain and Switzerland.

L-3 Platform Integration provides complex aircraft integration, sustainment and modification services for military, commercial and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers. Spanning 30 years, the company’s experience includes aircraft systems integration for maritime surveillance, advanced communications and avionics modernization on platforms ranging from small turboprop and business class aircraft to wide-body jets.

Source: L-3 Communications
Date: Mar 10, 2016