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L-3 Receives Award for U.S. Navy Electro-Optical Sensor Systems

07/22/2015

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. --- L-3 KEO announced today that it has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract option from the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) for nine MK 20 Electro-Optical Sensor Systems (EOSSs). 

L-3 KEO will build and test the systems, as well as perform engineering services activities, over the course of the next two years in its Northampton, Mass. facility. This is the final contract option from a sole-source NAVSEA contract that was awarded to L-3 KEO in 2011 and raises the total number of MK 20 EOSSs ordered to 61. 

“We are very proud of our long history of providing the U.S. Navy with a robust and versatile optical sensor solution that can support a wide variety of important missions,” said Matthew Richi, president of L-3 KEO. “Our system delivers outstanding mission capability and targeting accuracy to the surface warfare community.” 

The MK 20 EOSS is an integral part of both the MK 34 and MK 48 Gun Weapon Systems (GWSs) and provides highly accurate, three-dimensional, time-tagged target position data in support of GWS operations, as well as day and night imagery to support visual detection and identification, navigation, surveillance and situational awareness. These gun systems are installed aboard U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and Ticonderoga-class cruisers, as well as U.S. Coast Guard Bertholf-class national security cutters. 


L-3 KEO develops and manufactures specialized equipment, including submarine photonics systems and periscopes, ship fire control systems, visual landing aids, and ground electro-optical and sensor-cueing systems. Headquartered in Northampton, Mass., L-3 KEO operates U.S. facilities in Vermont, Connecticut and New Jersey, as well as in Bologna and Milan, Italy. 

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 45,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2014 sales of $12.1 billion. 

 

 

 

(Source: L-3 KEO; issued 22.07.2015)
Date: 
07/22/2015

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