L-3 Wins $538M Airborne Sensor Platform Contract for Missile Defense

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency has awarded L-3 Communications Integrated Systems’ (NYSE: LLL) platform integration division, Waco, Texas, a $537, 971, 180 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity delivery order contract.

L-3 will provide mission support, operations and sustainment for the wide-body airborne sensor platform and the High Altitude Observatory I, II and III.

The award has a five-year base and five one-year options. It consists of cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-incentive-fee and cost-plus-fixed-fee line items.

Fiscal 2011 research, development, test and evaluation funds of $12, 109, 000 will incrementally fund the first two task orders. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the fiscal year.

The contract was competitively procured via publication on the Federal Business Opportunities website with seven proposals received.  The work will be performed in Tulsa, Okla.

The Missile Defense Agency at Huntsville, Ala., is the contracting activity.

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