NEW YORK----July 26, 2006--L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it successfully demonstrated Common Data Link (CDL) interoperability in full compliance with the December 2005 Department of Defense (DoD) policy directive requiring implementation of the Revision F CDL waveform specification and the Annex B CDL network framing standard. Tests at L-3's Communication Systems-West (CS-West) division demonstrated Annex B network interoperability between the Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) shipboard CDL terminal and the P-8A Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) airborne CDL terminal, and between CS-West's latest ROVER III manpackable terminal and the MMA, LCS, and Multi-Role Tactical Common Data Link (MR-TCDL) systems.
"Wide-ranging interoperability is critical to the realization of the Department of Defense vision of Network-Centric Operations, but requires a broader view and capability than the single-system, stovepipe approach common to many suppliers," said Curtis Brunson, president and chief operating officer of CS-West. "We take it upon ourselves at CS-West to validate interoperability across our many deliverable systems to ensure we meet both customer requirements and expectations."
CS-West, located in Salt Lake City, UT, is the preeminent supplier of wideband data links and mobile surface and airborne satellite terminals for military applications in the world. CS-West has over 40 years of experience in providing robust, mobile microwave, satellite terminals and wideband data links for airborne platforms, including manned and unmanned platforms, operating in a variety of environments.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 Communications is a leading provider of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems, secure communications systems, aircraft modernization, training and government services. The company is a leading merchant supplier of a broad array of high technology products, including guidance and navigation, sensors, scanners, fuzes, data links, propulsion systems, simulators, avionics, electro optics, satellite communications, electrical power equipment, encryption, signal intelligence, antennas and microwave components. L-3 also supports a variety of Homeland Security initiatives with products and services. Its customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, selected U.S. Government intelligence agencies and aerospace prime contractors.
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