L3 Technologies receives contract in support of U.S. Army Apache MUMT-X Program

 

Thanks to receiving a “production contract for multiple awards totaling $97 million,” L3 Technologies will support the U.S. Army’s Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming – eXpanded Capabilities (MUMT-X) helicopter program.

L3 Technologies is a provider of a wide range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military, homeland security and commercial platforms.

MUMT-X facilitates communications and data teaming between manned and unmanned aircraft, which gives the Apache AH-64E helicopter a “transformational warfighting capability” that is notably more robust, lighter and less expensive than the original UAS control system.

This award comes after the successful completion of a 2015 MUMT-X communications upgrade contract that resulted in L3 delivering “state-of-the-art systems for high-speed transmissions of wideband video and data.”

“Our performance on the MUMT-X development program illustrates our commitment to providing innovative technology that meets the needs of the warfighter,” says L3’s President and Chief Operating Officer Christopher E. Kubasik.

“This contract award continues L3’s long-term support of the Apache program and exemplifies our dedication to delivering transformational capabilities.”

During this phase of the program, L3 will supply “tested and certified Apache MUMT-X above rotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Receive (UR) technology solutions,” in an effort to support MUMT operations and Air-to-Air-to-Ground (AAG) line-of-sight data links.

L3 Communication Systems-West (L3 CS-West), which is a leader in communication systems for high-performance networks for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other customers, will perform this work. L3 CS-West is a part of L3 Technologies’ Communication Systems business segment.