L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its Westwood
division has been awarded a contract to design and manufacture the next
generation of 100 kW and 200 kW generator sets, known as Large Advanced
Mobile Power Sources (LAMPS), for the U.S. Army. The initial $11.5
million delivery order will provide Engineering and Manufacturing
Development (EMD) over a 32-month period. Additionally, there are three
production options (for a total of up to 36 months) with a contract
ceiling price of $92.2 million.
LAMPS is a modernization program that will provide more mobile, reliable
and logistically supportable tactical electric power sources for the
U.S. Department of Defense's (DoD) 21st century digitized
forces. LAMPS will replace the currently fielded 100 and 200 kW
Military-Standard generator sets procured from 1980 through 1992 and the
Tactical Quiet Generator (TQG) sets initially fielded in 2004. The new
equipment will provide improved tactical electric power to combat,
combat support and combat service support units throughout the U.S. Army
and the other military services within the DoD.
"We are excited that Westwood has been selected to design the next
generation of LAMPS, which will support our troops for years to come,"
said Robert E. Leskow, president of L-3's Marine and Power Systems
Group. "We look forward to providing the U.S. Army with a quality
product and to working together as a team on this vital effort. This is
another example of how L-3 is providing fuel-efficient power generation
solutions to the U.S. Army."
L-3 Westwood is a leader in the design and manufacture of Tactical Quiet
Generator sets for the U.S. Department of Defense. The company has
designed and built electrical distribution and control equipment since
1968, including many different types of power and signal switchboards.
L-3 Westwood equipment has been installed on a full range of naval
vessels - from nuclear-powered aircraft carriers to destroyer escorts,
submarines and special-purpose small boats. In addition, L-3 Westwood
has extensive experience and a large library of design information to
support these vessels. The company also designs and builds signal
switchboards for all types of applications. To learn more, please visit
the company's website at www.L-3com.com/Westwood.
Comprising more than 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems
(L-3 M&PS) is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control,
navigation, communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution
and conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial
customers worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is
a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven
track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and
integration. To learn more about L-3 Marine & Power Systems, please
visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com/MPS.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 51,000 people
worldwide and is a prime contractor in C3ISR (Command,
Control, Communications, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance)
systems, aircraft modernization and maintenance, and national security
solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of electronic
systems used on military and commercial platforms. To learn more about
L-3, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com.
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