L-3 wins $208m contract to supply soldier modernisation technology for ADF

16 November 2016 (Last Updated November 16th, 2016 18:30)

L-3 Communications has been contracted by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to supply soldier modernisation technology to the Australian Army.

L-3 Communications has been contracted by the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to supply soldier modernisation technology to the Australian Army.

The $208m contract was awarded under the LAND 53 Phase 1BR programme and it covers the supply of specialised night vision equipment.

Under the five-year contract, the company will provide night-vision binoculars, a compact multifunction laser, and the next-generation of lightweight, miniature laser rangefinders.

"This new business award demonstrates the growing demand for our highly advanced, capable products and solutions in a key international market."

These targeting and detection capabilities have been designed to perform at night and under all weather conditions.

L-3 Communications chairman and CEO Michael T. Strianese said: “This new business award demonstrates the growing demand for our highly advanced, capable products and solutions in a key international market.

“L-3’s ability to deliver a collaborative, one-company solution to meet a wide range of requirements is increasingly important to our customers, both in Australia and across the globe.”

Work under the contract will be carried out by L-3 Warrior Systems in collaboration with Australia-based L-3 Oceania, both in L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment.

Deliveries under the contract will begin in May 2017 and continue through to May 2021.

L-3 Warrior Systems will also open a new sustainment centre in Australia to provide logistics and regional customer support for the project.