L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that its L-3 Unidyne
division has been awarded two firm-fixed-price contracts valued at $52
million to execute the U.S. Navy’s FY11 and FY12 Service Life Extension
Program (SLEP) efforts for the Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC). The
awards include provisions for additional work, which if exercised, would
bring the total value of the contracts to approximately $64 million.
Work will be performed both in Virginia Beach, Va., and Camp Pendleton,
Calif., and is expected to be completed by February 2014.
The LCAC SLEP scope of work includes repair and upgrade of the buoyancy
box, gas turbine engine replacement, installation of a new skirt and an
integrated C4N equipment package, as well as select craft alterations
and repair work.
“This is a significant competitive new business win for us – the L-3
team is extremely pleased to be selected to upgrade the U.S. Navy’s
amphibious connectors,” said John Greene, president of L-3’s Marine
Service Sector. “Having already successfully completed 15 LCAC SLEP
availabilities it is tremendously gratifying to again be able to assist
in breathing new life into these vital ship-to-shore mobilization
The purpose of the LCAC SLEP is to extend the platform’s service life
for another decade, increasing its life expectancy to 30 years by
sustaining and enhancing craft capability, replacing obsolete
electronics, repairing corrosion damage, increasing survivability and
establishing a common configuration baseline.
L-3 Unidyne, a division of L-3 Marine & Power Systems, is located in
Norfolk, Va., and provides cutting-edge engineering, analytical,
technical and industrial support services for DoD maritime activities
and related commercial businesses.
Comprising 25 operating companies, L-3 Marine & Power Systems (L-3 M&PS)
is a worldwide leader in maritime automation and control, navigation,
communications, dynamic positioning, and power distribution and
conditioning for the U.S. Navy, allied foreign navies and commercial
customers worldwide. With over 80 locations in 20 countries, L-3 M&PS is
a cohesive, global partner with extensive capabilities and a proven
track record in delivering the highest level of technology, service and