L3 brings air-to-air-to-ground data sharing, manned and unmanned aircraft teaming to U.S. Army Apache helicopters

NEW YORK. L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) is supporting the U.S. Army’s Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming – eXpanded Capabilities (MUMT-X) helicopter program, which  enables communications and data teaming between manned and unmanned aircraft, under a $97 million production contract for multiple awards. MUMT-X provides the Apache AH-64E with a transformational warfighting capability that is significantly more robust, lighter, and less expensive than the original unmanned aircraft system (UAS) control system, officials say.

Nov 2nd, 2017
L3 brings air-to-air-to-ground data sharing, manned and unmanned teaming to U.S. Army Apache helicopters
L3 brings air-to-air-to-ground data sharing, manned and unmanned teaming to U.S. Army Apache helicopters

NEW YORK. L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) is supporting the U.S. Army’s Apache Manned/Unmanned Teaming – eXpanded Capabilities (MUMT-X) helicopter program, which enables communications and data teaming between manned and unmanned aircraft, under a $97 million production contract for multiple awards. MUMT-X provides the Apache AH-64E with a transformational warfighting capability that is significantly more robust, lighter, and less expensive than the original unmanned aircraft system (UAS) control system, officials say.

This award follows the completion of a 2015 MUMT-X communications upgrade contract under which L3 delivered systems for the high-speed transmission of wideband video and data.

In this phase of the program, L3 will supply tested and certified Apache MUMT-X above rotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Receive (UR) technology solutions to support MUMT operations and Air-to-Air-to-Ground (AAG) line-of-sight data links. This work will be executed by L3 Communication Systems-West (L3 CS-West), which is part of the company’s Communication Systems business segment.

L3 CS-West provides communication systems for high-performance networks, including intelligence collection, imagery processing, and satellite communications for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and other customers. The company provides high data rate, wideband, secure, real-time communication systems for surveillance and reconnaissance.

Headquartered in New York City, L3 Technologies provides a broad range of communication, electronic, and sensor systems used on military, homeland security, and commercial platforms. L3 is also a prime contractor in aerospace systems, security, and detection systems, and pilot training.

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