L-3 Communications’ unmanned aircraft system worth $250 million to SOCOM

Today, L-3 Communications announced that its Geneva Aerospace division has been awarded a contract for expeditionary unmanned systems by the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). The contract has a potential value of $250 million over five years.

The contract calls for L-3 to provide its Viking 400 Unmanned Aircraft System, along with training and sustaining engineering for SOCOM’s Expeditionary Unmanned Aircraft System (EUAS) program.

“We are very pleased to be working with SOCOM on this important program, ” said Business Development vice president Todd Gautier. “The Viking 400 is an excellent, proven system providing expanded payload, endurance and operational performance to meet the challenges of expeditionary operations.”

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