Army to receive more than 3,000 new VSATs

L-3 awarded the $42.5M satellite contract

L-3 Communications Corp. will provide satellite communication terminals for Army forces and other tactical and logistics units under a new $42.5 million follow-on contract.

Eyak Technology LLC awarded the contract to L-3’s Global Communications Solutions division, company officials said recently. L-3 will provide support for Very Small Aperture Terminals.

The work will be performed at L-3 Global Communications Solutions headquarters in Victor, N.Y. L-3 will deliver and field about 3,350 systems once work on the contract is completed, L-3 officials said. 

L-3 has supplied more than 2,400 Hawkeye 1.2 meter VSAT units to the Army since 2004, said Bob Jacobson, executive vice president and general manager of L-3 GCS.

Earlier this year, L-3's Link Simulation and Training Division won a $22.8 million contract to provide training-related services and equipment to the Air Force's B-2 program.

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Doug Beizer is a staff writer for Federal Computer Week.

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